India reels under heat wave

May 23, 2013, 16:33 PM IST
Children cool off in a lake on a hot afternoon in New Delhi. The capital city has been reeling under a heat wave with temperature crossing 44 degree Celsius.
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Children cool off in a lake on a hot afternoon in New Delhi. The capital city has been reeling under a heat wave with temperature crossing 44 degree Celsius.

Children cool off in a lake on a hot afternoon in New Delhi. The capital city has been reeling under a heat wave with temperature crossing 44 degree Celsius.
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Children cool off in a lake on a hot afternoon in New Delhi. The capital city has been reeling under a heat wave with temperature crossing 44 degree Celsius.

A schoolgirl carries an umbrella to protect herself from the heat as she walks past a dried pond on the outskirts of Jammu.
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A schoolgirl carries an umbrella to protect herself from the heat as she walks past a dried pond on the outskirts of Jammu.

Slum children play in water sprinkling out of a water supply pipeline to beat the heat in a hot afternoon in the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.
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Slum children play in water sprinkling out of a water supply pipeline to beat the heat in a hot afternoon in the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.

A commuter pours water over his head to cool off as young children watch from a window at a railway station in Allahabad. Most of north India has been reeling under heat wave conditions with temperature soaring to over 46 degree Celsius.
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A commuter pours water over his head to cool off as young children watch from a window at a railway station in Allahabad. Most of north India has been reeling under heat wave conditions with temperature soaring to over 46 degree Celsius.

A couple rides pillion behind a woman with her face covered to protect herself from the heat, in Jammu.
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A couple rides pillion behind a woman with her face covered to protect herself from the heat, in Jammu.

A commuter splashes water from a pipe onto his face to get respite from the heat at the railway station in Allahabad. Most of north India has been reeling under heat wave conditions with the mercury soaring to over 46 degree Celsius.
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A commuter splashes water from a pipe onto his face to get respite from the heat at the railway station in Allahabad. Most of north India has been reeling under heat wave conditions with the mercury soaring to over 46 degree Celsius.