Monsoon Flooding Strands Houses in India

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Image: An aerial view shows houses cut-off by monsoon floods in Kendrapara district of eastern Orissa state, India.
An aerial view shows houses cut-off by monsoon floods in Kendrapara district of eastern Orissa state, India, Wednesday.Biswaranjan Rout / AP

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Homes in the eastern Indian state of Orissa were cut-off by monsoon floods on Wednesday. The annual monsoon season, which runs from June through September, is vital for the largely agrarian economies of South Asia but every year also brings floods and landslides that kill thousands and submerge hundreds of villages.

Image: An aerial view shows villages partially submerged by monsoon floods in Kendrapara district of eastern Orissa state, India
An aerial view shows villages partially submerged by monsoon floods in Kendrapara district of eastern Orissa state, India, on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.Biswaranjan Rout / AP

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