Assam Floods

Jun 30, 2012, 12:36 PM IST
Flood victims sit in a raft as rescue services members paddles through flood waters in Guwahati.
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Flood victims sit in a raft as rescue services members paddles through flood waters in Guwahati.

A man carries his daughter on his shoulder as he wades through flood waters in Guwahati.
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A man carries his daughter on his shoulder as he wades through flood waters in Guwahati.

People use a raft made of banana plants to wade through flood waters in Guwahati.
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People use a raft made of banana plants to wade through flood waters in Guwahati.

A flood affected Indian man puts his daughter in a raft as they leave for safer place, in Guwahati.
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A flood affected Indian man puts his daughter in a raft as they leave for safer place, in Guwahati.

Young Indian children use a raft, made of banana plants, to wade through flood waters at Burhaburhi village, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) east of Guwahati.
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Young Indian children use a raft, made of banana plants, to wade through flood waters at Burhaburhi village, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) east of Guwahati.

Flood affected villagers take shelter in a school at Boramari village about 75 kilometers (47 miles) east of Guwahati.
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Flood affected villagers take shelter in a school at Boramari village about 75 kilometers (47 miles) east of Guwahati.

A flood affected family wait at a shelter in Burhaburhi village about 65 kilometers (40 miles) east of Guwahati.
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A flood affected family wait at a shelter in Burhaburhi village about 65 kilometers (40 miles) east of Guwahati.

A young Indian boy rows a boat as he takes his family members to a safer place in the flood affected village of Boramari, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) east of Guwahati.
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A young Indian boy rows a boat as he takes his family members to a safer place in the flood affected village of Boramari, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) east of Guwahati.

Flood affected villagers wait take shelter in a school at Boramari village, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) east of Guwahati.
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Flood affected villagers wait take shelter in a school at Boramari village, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) east of Guwahati.

A family rides a raft made of banana plant as they search for dry land in the flooded village of Burhaburhi village, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) east of Guwahati.
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A family rides a raft made of banana plant as they search for dry land in the flooded village of Burhaburhi village, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) east of Guwahati.

A young Indian girl feeds her brother at a makeshift hut built above flood waters in Burhaburhi village, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) east of Guwahati.
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A young Indian girl feeds her brother at a makeshift hut built above flood waters in Burhaburhi village, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) east of Guwahati.

An Indian man takes a break before making his way through flood waters at Burhaburhi village, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) east of Guwahati.
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An Indian man takes a break before making his way through flood waters at Burhaburhi village, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) east of Guwahati.

Shukur Ali, 75, catches fish in flooded waters at Burhaburhi village about 65 kilometers (40 miles) east of Guwahati.
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Shukur Ali, 75, catches fish in flooded waters at Burhaburhi village about 65 kilometers (40 miles) east of Guwahati.

Young Indian girls wade through flood waters at Burhaburhi village about 65 kilometers (40 miles) east of Guwahati.
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Young Indian girls wade through flood waters at Burhaburhi village about 65 kilometers (40 miles) east of Guwahati.

A family takes shelter at Boramari about 75 kilometers (47 miles) east of Guwahati.
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A family takes shelter at Boramari about 75 kilometers (47 miles) east of Guwahati.

A flood affected child watches from inside her submerged house at Boramari village about 75 kilometers (47 miles) east of Guwahati.
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A flood affected child watches from inside her submerged house at Boramari village about 75 kilometers (47 miles) east of Guwahati.

Villagers row past a flooded house at Boramari, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) east of Guwahati.
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Villagers row past a flooded house at Boramari, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) east of Guwahati.

A young boy rows a raft made of banana plant as he takes his family to a safer place in the flooded village of Boramari, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) east of Guwahati.
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A young boy rows a raft made of banana plant as he takes his family to a safer place in the flooded village of Boramari, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) east of Guwahati.

A woman cooks food at her makeshift tent on a road near the flood-destroyed houses at Burhaburhi village about 65 kilometers (40 miles) east of Guwahati.
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A woman cooks food at her makeshift tent on a road near the flood-destroyed houses at Burhaburhi village about 65 kilometers (40 miles) east of Guwahati.

A flood affected family sits on a boat surrounded with floodwaters at Tin Tukra about 35 kilometers (22 miles) east of Guwahati.
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A flood affected family sits on a boat surrounded with floodwaters at Tin Tukra about 35 kilometers (22 miles) east of Guwahati.

A flood affected family sits on a boat surrounded with floodwaters at Tin Tukra about 35 kilometers (22 miles) east of Guwahati.
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A flood affected family sits on a boat surrounded with floodwaters at Tin Tukra about 35 kilometers (22 miles) east of Guwahati.

Flood affected women search for drinking water at Tin Tukra about 35 kilometers (22 miles) east of Guwahati.
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Flood affected women search for drinking water at Tin Tukra about 35 kilometers (22 miles) east of Guwahati.

A young girl watches as the area outside lie flooded with rainwater at Tin Tukra about 35 kilometers (22 miles) east of Guwahati.
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A young girl watches as the area outside lie flooded with rainwater at Tin Tukra about 35 kilometers (22 miles) east of Guwahati.

Villagers with their cattle take shelter at Tin Tukra about 35 kilometers (22 miles) east of Guwahati.
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Villagers with their cattle take shelter at Tin Tukra about 35 kilometers (22 miles) east of Guwahati.

A baby elephant along with its mother wades through floodwaters at Kaziranga National Park in Guwahati.
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A baby elephant along with its mother wades through floodwaters at Kaziranga National Park in Guwahati.

Paramedics prepare to board an Indian army raft during relief and rescue operations for flood affected villagers in Phateki, 270 kilometers (169 miles) east of Guwahati.
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Paramedics prepare to board an Indian army raft during relief and rescue operations for flood affected villagers in Phateki, 270 kilometers (169 miles) east of Guwahati.

An elderly villager on a banana raft, right, rows towards Indian army raft to receive medicine in Phateki, 270 kilometers (169 miles) east of Guwahati.
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An elderly villager on a banana raft, right, rows towards Indian army raft to receive medicine in Phateki, 270 kilometers (169 miles) east of Guwahati.

A village woman rows a boat in flood water at Burhaburhi village, about 65 kilometers (41 miles) east of Guwahati.
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A village woman rows a boat in flood water at Burhaburhi village, about 65 kilometers (41 miles) east of Guwahati.

A villager carries a bag of unhusked rice grain on his head to a boat before he heads back home in Burhaburhi village, about 65 kilometers (41 miles) east of Guwahati.
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A villager carries a bag of unhusked rice grain on his head to a boat before he heads back home in Burhaburhi village, about 65 kilometers (41 miles) east of Guwahati.

Villagers fish in floodwaters at Burhaburhi village, about 65 kilometers (41 miles) east of Guwahati.
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Villagers fish in floodwaters at Burhaburhi village, about 65 kilometers (41 miles) east of Guwahati.

A flood affected family returns home with their belongings from a relief camp at Burhaburhi village, about 65 kilometers (41 miles) east of Guwahati.
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A flood affected family returns home with their belongings from a relief camp at Burhaburhi village, about 65 kilometers (41 miles) east of Guwahati.