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Monsoon rains soon to hit southern India coast

Sivaram V / Reuters

People stand on a seaside promenade against the background of pre-monsoon clouds gathered over the Arabian Sea at Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala on Monday, June 4, 2012. India's monsoon rains are likely to hit the southern Kerala coast in two days, a top weather official said on Monday, easing concerns about the onset delay threatening plantings of summer crops such as rice, soybean and cotton in the farm-dependent economy.

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