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Drought sends Indian farmers in search of greener pastures

A child rests as a woman prepares food near their cattle in Bagodara, west of Ahmedabad, India, on August 23, 2012.

Cattle from drought-affected regions of Saurashtra are migrating towards greener pastures in search of food and water. The annual rains that replenish India's rivers and quench crops to keep this vast, agricultural nation of 1.2 billion fed through the year were at least 22 percent below normal, The Associated Press reports, leaving several states facing drought and farmers fearing grave losses.

Read more about India's patchy monsoon season and about the drought affecting large parts of the U.S.

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