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Monsoon season in India brings rainy days and cloudy skies

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Commuters run for cover as they cross a road during monsoon rains in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh on July 6. The June-September monsoon rains, the main source of water for 55 percent of India's arable land, were 30 percent lower-than-normal since the beginning of the monsoon season.

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People rest in a park as rain clouds hover over them in New Delhi, India, on July 6. Pre-monsoon showers lashed the city Friday, bringing down the temperature and causing traffic congestion in several parts of the city.

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A stray dog sits on the promenade at the Arabian Sea as people walk and rest during the monsoon season, in Mumbai, India on July 6.