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  1. India's most exceedingly awful dry season in decades

  2. Cracked soil at Manjara Dam is seen in Osmanabad. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

  3. A girl carries a metal pitcher filled with water through a field in Latur. About 330 million people, almost a quarter of the country's population, are now affected by drought, the government estimates. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

  4. A man sleeps in a traffic policeman's booth on a hot summer day in Kolkata. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

  5. A man covers his face as he pushes a bicycle through a dust storm on the banks of the Ganga river in Allahabad. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

  6. A worker checks the water level on a tanker wagon at a railway station in Latur. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

  7. Young girls carry containers filled with drinking water beside the railway station in Agartala. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

  8. Residents hold plastic hoses as they wait for the government-run water tanker in Masurdi village, in Latur. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

  9. A dog drinks water from a puddle of water next to the cracked soil at Manjara dam in Osmanabad. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

  10. Boys cool off under a water fountain on a hot summer evening in New Delhi. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

  11. Men wash at a roadside municipal tap at a market area in Kolkata. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

  12. Residents hold plastic hoses as they fetch water from a government-run water tanker in Masurdi village, in Latur. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

  13. Children play in mud to cool off on a hot day in New Delhi. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

  14. People fill their containers with water from water at a village in Osmanabad. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

  15. A woman bathes at a roadside municipal tap in a slum area on a hot summer day on the outskirts of Kolkata. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

  16. A man walks through a dried-up Sarkhej lake on a hot summer day in Ahmedabad. REUTERS/Amit Dave

  17. Residents wait with their containers to collect water in Latur, India, April 16, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

  18. Fatima Mulani uses a hand-pump to collect water at a Primary Health Centre in Latur. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

  19. Residents hold plastic hoses as they fetch water from a government-run water tanker in Masurdi village, in Latur. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

  20. Containers belonging to residents filled with water are seen in Masurdi village, in Latur. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

  21. A child sleeps in a hammock along a sidewalk on a hot summer day in Ahmedabad. REUTERS/Amit Dave

  22. A man bathes by the roadside on a hot day in New Delhi. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi