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Devotees gather around the chariot of Seto Machindranath during the Seto Machindranath chariot festival at Ashon in Kathmandu...Devotees gather around the chariot of Seto Machindranath (C) during the Seto Machindranath chariot festival at Ashon in Kathmandu March 27, 2015. The Seto Machindranath chariot festival is celebrated to pray for rainfall and good harvest for the upcoming year. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY           TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Devotees gather around the chariot of Seto Machindranath (C) during the Seto Machindranath chariot festival at Ashon in Kathmandu. The Seto Machindranath chariot festival is celebrated to pray for rainfall and good harvest for the upcoming year 

Indian commuters make their way through a downpour in Amritsar on August 12, 2013. T he monsoon, which covers the subcontinent from June to September and usually brings flooding, accounts for about 80 percent of India's annual rainfall.

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Indian commuters make their way through a downpour in Amritsar on Monday. The monsoon, which covers the subcontinent from June to September and usually brings flooding, accounts for about 80 per cent of India’s annual rainfall