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Thursday, 27 April, 2000, 13:56 GMT 14:56 UK
In pictures: India's drought
Fifty million Indians across four states have been affected by drought, said to be the worst in 100 years.





With temperatures hitting 45C two men take respite from the immense heat


Women in Gujarat trek miles to fetch water delivered by tankers


In many places, people have been queueing to buy supplies of drinking water


Women from the drought-affected Kutch district in Gujarat draw water from a pump


Amiya Kumari takes water back to her home on a donkey


Women collect water from a well in Kurla, Orissa


Farmers use a dead tree and a pulley try to retrieve water from an almost dry well


A tired young girl, Sambi Bhen, prepares for the long wait for water

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