Heat Wave - India Sizzles

May 26, 2012, 11:59 AM IST
Indians throng at a water park to beat the heat in Ahmadabad.
1/26

Indians throng at a water park to beat the heat in Ahmadabad.

An Indian buffalo herder throws water on buffalos to cool them on a hot afternoon on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar.
2/26

An Indian buffalo herder throws water on buffalos to cool them on a hot afternoon on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar.

An Indian woman laborer shields her sleeping child with the help of a sari during a hot summer day in Allahabad.
3/26

An Indian woman laborer shields her sleeping child with the help of a sari during a hot summer day in Allahabad.

An Indian boy cools off in a fountain at the India Gate Monument on a warm day in New Delhi.
4/26

An Indian boy cools off in a fountain at the India Gate Monument on a warm day in New Delhi.

An Indian man dips his daughter`s feet in the water while cooling off in a fountain at the India Gate Monument on a warm day in New Delhi.
5/26

An Indian man dips his daughter`s feet in the water while cooling off in a fountain at the India Gate Monument on a warm day in New Delhi.

Indian youths joke as they pose like bodybuilders while cooling off in a fountain at the India Gate Monument on a warm day in New Delhi.
6/26

Indian youths joke as they pose like bodybuilders while cooling off in a fountain at the India Gate Monument on a warm day in New Delhi.

Indian girls shield themselves with a scarf as they walk together on a hot summer day in Hyderabad.
7/26

Indian girls shield themselves with a scarf as they walk together on a hot summer day in Hyderabad.

An Indian boy plays with a polythene bag during a dust storm in Jammu.
8/26

An Indian boy plays with a polythene bag during a dust storm in Jammu.

Indian villagers walk during a dust storm in Jammu.
9/26

Indian villagers walk during a dust storm in Jammu.

A dog feeds on a parched portion of the River Sabarmati in Ahmadabad.
10/26

A dog feeds on a parched portion of the River Sabarmati in Ahmadabad.

Youngsters enjoy cooling off in a fountain on a hot afternoon in New Delhi.
11/26

Youngsters enjoy cooling off in a fountain on a hot afternoon in New Delhi.

A local transit bus splashes Indian children from a nearby slum as they cool off in water from a water main break on a street in New Delhi.
12/26

A local transit bus splashes Indian children from a nearby slum as they cool off in water from a water main break on a street in New Delhi.

A slum dweller cools off at a public water supply tap to beat the heat in the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar.
13/26

A slum dweller cools off at a public water supply tap to beat the heat in the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar.

Auto rickshaws pass as Indian children from a nearby slum cool off in water from a pipe break on a street in New Delhi.
14/26

Auto rickshaws pass as Indian children from a nearby slum cool off in water from a pipe break on a street in New Delhi.

An Indian villager bathes a parrot he rescued by holding it underneath a tap after it fell from a tree on a hot afternoon on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar.
15/26

An Indian villager bathes a parrot he rescued by holding it underneath a tap after it fell from a tree on a hot afternoon on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar.

A couple of monkeys quenches their thirst as another takes a dip on a hot summer afternoon on the outskirts of Jammu.
16/26

A couple of monkeys quenches their thirst as another takes a dip on a hot summer afternoon on the outskirts of Jammu.

Children play on top of a fountain near the India Gate monument, background to beat the heat, in New Delhi.
17/26

Children play on top of a fountain near the India Gate monument, background to beat the heat, in New Delhi.

A boy sits under a fountain near the India Gate monument, unseen, to beat the heat, in New Delhi.
18/26

A boy sits under a fountain near the India Gate monument, unseen, to beat the heat, in New Delhi.

Children play on top of a fountain near the India Gate monument, background to beat the heat, in New Delhi.
19/26

Children play on top of a fountain near the India Gate monument, background to beat the heat, in New Delhi.

Children bath in a pond to cool themselves from scorching heat, in New Delhi.
20/26

Children bath in a pond to cool themselves from scorching heat, in New Delhi.

A boy sits under a fountain to beat the heat, in New Delhi.
21/26

A boy sits under a fountain to beat the heat, in New Delhi.

People bath at a water body to beat the heat, in New Delhi.
22/26

People bath at a water body to beat the heat, in New Delhi.

People bath at a fountain to beat the heat, in New Delhi. The temperature in the Indian capital was around 45 degrees celsius (113 degrees fahrenheit) for the past two days.
23/26

People bath at a fountain to beat the heat, in New Delhi. The temperature in the Indian capital was around 45 degrees celsius (113 degrees fahrenheit) for the past two days.

An Indian man cools himself by splashing water from pipe on a hot summer day in Allahabad.The weather in northern India has been extremely hot in recent days with temperatures reaching as high as 45 degrees Celsius, or 113 degrees Fahrenheit.
24/26

An Indian man cools himself by splashing water from pipe on a hot summer day in Allahabad.The weather in northern India has been extremely hot in recent days with temperatures reaching as high as 45 degrees Celsius, or 113 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pigeons take a dip at a puddle in a public lawn in New Delhi.The weather in northern India has been extremely hot in recent days with temperatures reaching as high as 45 degrees Celsius, or 113 degrees Fahrenheit.
25/26

Pigeons take a dip at a puddle in a public lawn in New Delhi.The weather in northern India has been extremely hot in recent days with temperatures reaching as high as 45 degrees Celsius, or 113 degrees Fahrenheit.

Young Indian boys submerge themselves in water to cool off on a hot summer day in Jaunpur.The weather in northern India has been extremely hot in recent days with temperatures reaching as high as 45 degrees Celsius.
26/26

Young Indian boys submerge themselves in water to cool off on a hot summer day in Jaunpur.The weather in northern India has been extremely hot in recent days with temperatures reaching as high as 45 degrees Celsius.