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Waiting for the rain on parched land with umbrella in hand

Biswaranjan Rout / AP

A village boy leads his goat past a parched pond on the outskirts of the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, India, on May 17. Huge swathes of rural farmland has turned dry as farmers await the annual monsoon rains which, according to the India Meteorological Department, are expected to reach on time this year.