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Devastating Floods in Kashmir Create Rising Death Toll

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People look at a bridge across the Tawi River that was damaged in the floods at Mandal village on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. The flooding, the worst in 50 years, has killed at least more 175 people across the Himalayan region.

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Kashmiri residents wade through floodwaters in Srinagar, India, on Sept. 4. At least 100 villages across the Kashmir valley were flooded by overflowing lakes and rivers.

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A Kashmiri Muslim woman is distraught after her home was destroyed by fresh flood waters in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, on Sept. 7.

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Pakistani residents cross a damaged bridge following flooding in Islamabad on Sept. 6.

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Residents leave a flooded neighborhood on a boat in Srinagar, India, on Sept. 4.

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Indian residents look on toward threatened houses as waters from the overflowing Tawi river rage past in Jammu, on Sept. 6.

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An Indian army soldier carries two infants away from an Air Force MI-17 helicopter after evacuating them from a flooded area during rescue operation in Hamirpur Kona in Rajouri district, northwest of Jammu, on Sept. 6.

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Indian villagers sit near the overflowing Laknapur Project irrigation channel following heavy rain in the Parigi Mandal area of Ranga Reddy District, some 50 miles from Hyderabad, on Sept. 1.

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Migrant workers cover themselves with plastic sheets to shield themselves from the rain, as they camp on a highway after the area they were living in was inundated by floodwaters in Srinagar, India, on Sept. 6, 2014.

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An Indian woman and her child sit outside their destroyed house after flash floods in Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India, Sept. 7.

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Indian residents look on from a roof as raging waters from the overflowing Tawi river inundate a Hindu Temple in Jammu on Sept. 6.

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Indian policemen in plain clothes evacuate Kashmiri civilians from a flooded neighborhood in Srinagar, India, on Sept. 7.

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Kashmiri residents walk along an embankment on the side of a bridge as they head for higher ground during flooding on the outskirts of Srinagar, on Sept. 6.

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People transport a sick woman in an empty water tank on a flooded street during rain in Srinagar, on Sept. 5.

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A Kashmiri family takes shelter inside a truck after their home was inundated by floodwaters in Srinagar, India, on Sept. 6.

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Kashmiri residents run as an unseen Indian Army helicopter takes part in rescue operations during flooding at Hamirpur Kona in the Rajouri district of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, on Sept. 6.

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Image: A temple stands amid the waters of the overflowing river Tawi during heavy rains in Jammu

A temple stands amid the waters of the overflowing river Tawi during heavy rains in Jammu, on Sept. 6.

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