Tuesday, July 24, 2012
People enjoy a high tide at the Arabian Sea coast after monsoon rains in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Indians have been desperately waiting for the long-delayed deluge of this year's monsoon, the annual rains that replenish India's rivers and quench crops to keep this vast, agricultural nation of 1.2 billion fed through the year. So far, the rains were at least 22 percent below normal, several states faced drought and farmers feared grave losses. Some analysts put the rain deficit at 31 percent.
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