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India's heat wave
View of the dried up Himayat Sagar lake in Hyderabad, capital of Andhra Pradesh
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An unprecedented sustained hot spell has left well over 1,000 people dead from heatstroke and dehydration
A villager walks on dried field in Mungode village, Andhra Pradesh
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In the worst-hit southern state of Andhra Pradesh, parched villages and withered crops greet the eye
Indian women wait to fill their pots in Andhra Pradesh
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As water sources dry up, some people have to trek long distances for water
Delhi firemen deal with a truck which caught fire after overheating due to extemely hot weather
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Ferocious temperatures of up 49C have created other problems, for example vehicles overheating
Indian street children fill buckets with water from a puddle on the side of the road in Bhopal
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Frequent power cuts and erratic water supply have also affected some urban dwellers
A man splashes water from a tank to cool his face from the heat while he visits Delhi zoo
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In the heat, even a visit to the zoo can call for drastic measures
An Indian White Bengal tiger takes a cooling dip in a pond at Delhi zoo
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But the more permanent residents know where to find the coolest spots

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