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Tourists take a ride through monsoon clouds in India

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Indian tourists wave from the Pushpak cable cars amidst clouds over the Saputara Hill Station some 400 kms from Ahmedabad on July 30. The strength of the annual June-September downpour is vital to hundreds of millions of farmers and to economic growth in Asia's third-largest economy which gets 80 percent of its annual rainfall during the monsoon season.