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India scorches under unprecedented heatwave

A labourer works at a construction site on a hot summer day in Noida, India, May 12. 
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A labourer works at a construction site on a hot summer day in Noida, India, May 12. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A labourer works at a construction site on a hot summer day in Noida, India, May 12. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Traffic moves on a road in a heat haze during hot weather on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, May 12.  REUTERS/Amit Dave

Traffic moves on a road in a heat haze during hot weather on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, May 12. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Traffic moves on a road in a heat haze during hot weather on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, May 12. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Labourers work at a construction site on a hot summer day in Noida, India, May 12.  REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Labourers work at a construction site on a hot summer day in Noida, India, May 12. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Labourers work at a construction site on a hot summer day in Noida, India, May 12. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A woman walks with her face covered to protect herself from the heat on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India.  REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A woman walks with her face covered to protect herself from the heat on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A woman walks with her face covered to protect herself from the heat on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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People sleep on the Yamuna river bed under a bridge on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India. 
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People sleep on the Yamuna river bed under a bridge on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People sleep on the Yamuna river bed under a bridge on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A vet provides medicine to a dehydrated eagle on a hot summer day at Jivdaya Charitable Trust, a non-governmental rehabilitation centre for birds and animals in Ahmedabad, India. 
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A vet provides medicine to a dehydrated eagle on a hot summer day at Jivdaya Charitable Trust, a non-governmental rehabilitation centre for birds and animals in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A vet provides medicine to a dehydrated eagle on a hot summer day at Jivdaya Charitable Trust, a non-governmental rehabilitation centre for birds and animals in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Labourers work at a construction site on a hot summer day in Noida, India.  REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Labourers work at a construction site on a hot summer day in Noida, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Labourers work at a construction site on a hot summer day in Noida, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A man cools off under a pipe of flowing water on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India.

A man cools off under a pipe of flowing water on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India.

A man cools off under a pipe of flowing water on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India.
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A laborer drinks water from a tanker at a construction site on a hot summer day, in Noida, India.  REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A laborer drinks water from a tanker at a construction site on a hot summer day, in Noida, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A laborer drinks water from a tanker at a construction site on a hot summer day, in Noida, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A boy jumps into the Sabarmati river to cool off during hot weather in Ahmedabad, India.  REUTERS/Amit Dave

A boy jumps into the Sabarmati river to cool off during hot weather in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A boy jumps into the Sabarmati river to cool off during hot weather in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Men sleep in the shade on the banks of the Yamuna river on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India. 
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Men sleep in the shade on the banks of the Yamuna river on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Men sleep in the shade on the banks of the Yamuna river on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A woman walks on the bottom of a dried pond on a hot day in Mauharia village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India.  REUTERS/Ritesh Shukla

A woman walks on the bottom of a dried pond on a hot day in Mauharia village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Ritesh Shukla

A woman walks on the bottom of a dried pond on a hot day in Mauharia village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Ritesh Shukla
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A man sleeps under a bridge on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India.  REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A man sleeps under a bridge on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A man sleeps under a bridge on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A man cools off under a pipe of flowing water on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India.  REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A man cools off under a pipe of flowing water on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A man cools off under a pipe of flowing water on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A caretaker feeds water mixed with multivitamins to a parakeet after it was dehydrated due to heat at Jivdaya Charitable Trust, a non-governmental rehabilitation center for birds and animals, during hot weather in Ahmedabad, India.  REUTERS/Amit Dave

A caretaker feeds water mixed with multivitamins to a parakeet after it was dehydrated due to heat at Jivdaya Charitable Trust, a non-governmental rehabilitation center for birds and animals, during hot weather in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A caretaker feeds water mixed with multivitamins to a parakeet after it was dehydrated due to heat at Jivdaya Charitable Trust, a non-governmental rehabilitation center for birds and animals, during hot weather in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Women and children carry containers after filling them with water at an abandoned stone quarry on a hot day in Chipiya Abhaypur village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India.  REUTERS/Ritesh Shukla

Women and children carry containers after filling them with water at an abandoned stone quarry on a hot day in Chipiya Abhaypur village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Ritesh Shukla

Women and children carry containers after filling them with water at an abandoned stone quarry on a hot day in Chipiya Abhaypur village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Ritesh Shukla
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People fetch water from a pit at an abandoned stone quarry on a hot day in Badama village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India.  REUTERS/Ritesh Shukla

People fetch water from a pit at an abandoned stone quarry on a hot day in Badama village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Ritesh Shukla

People fetch water from a pit at an abandoned stone quarry on a hot day in Badama village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Ritesh Shukla
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A worker waits to load ice blocks onto a truck, at an ice factory, on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A worker waits to load ice blocks onto a truck, at an ice factory, on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A worker waits to load ice blocks onto a truck, at an ice factory, on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A woman fills a plastic container with drinking water from a municipal tanker, on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India.  REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A woman fills a plastic container with drinking water from a municipal tanker, on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A woman fills a plastic container with drinking water from a municipal tanker, on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Cattle drink water at an abandoned stone quarry on a hot day in Chipiya Abhaipur village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India.  REUTERS/Ritesh Shukla

Cattle drink water at an abandoned stone quarry on a hot day in Chipiya Abhaipur village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Ritesh Shukla

Cattle drink water at an abandoned stone quarry on a hot day in Chipiya Abhaipur village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Ritesh Shukla
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Women carry containers after filling them with water at an abandoned stone quarry on a hot day in Badama village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India.  REUTERS/Ritesh Shukla

Women carry containers after filling them with water at an abandoned stone quarry on a hot day in Badama village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Ritesh Shukla

Women carry containers after filling them with water at an abandoned stone quarry on a hot day in Badama village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Ritesh Shukla
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A laborer drinks water from a public drinking water tap on a hot summer day in the old quarters of Delhi, India.  REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A laborer drinks water from a public drinking water tap on a hot summer day in the old quarters of Delhi, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A laborer drinks water from a public drinking water tap on a hot summer day in the old quarters of Delhi, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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People carry water containers near an abandoned stone quarry on a hot day in Badama village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, May 4, 2022. Picture taken May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Ritesh Shukla

People carry water containers near an abandoned stone quarry on a hot day in Badama village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, May 4, 2022. Picture taken May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Ritesh Shukla

People carry water containers near an abandoned stone quarry on a hot day in Badama village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, May 4, 2022. Picture taken May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Ritesh Shukla
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Women and a girl fill containers with water from an abandoned stone quarry on a hot day in Badama village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. 
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Women and a girl fill containers with water from an abandoned stone quarry on a hot day in Badama village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Ritesh Shukla

Women and a girl fill containers with water from an abandoned stone quarry on a hot day in Badama village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Ritesh Shukla
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A man bathes under a broken water pipeline on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India.  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man bathes under a broken water pipeline on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man bathes under a broken water pipeline on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Laborers work at a construction site on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India.  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Laborers work at a construction site on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Laborers work at a construction site on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Women laborers sort out cloth pieces under a makeshift tent on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India.  REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Women laborers sort out cloth pieces under a makeshift tent on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Women laborers sort out cloth pieces under a makeshift tent on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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