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India Heat Wave Leaves Thousands Dead

A heat wave in India has left thousands dead, and forecasters expect the punishing conditions to persist in the coming days.

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A man sleeps on a makeshift bed covered with a mosquito net on a hot summer morning in Allahabad where it is expected to reach 47 degrees Celsius according to India's metrological department, June 1, 2015. 
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A man sleeps on a makeshift bed covered with a mosquito net on a hot summer morning in Allahabad where it is expected to reach 47 degrees Celsius according to India's metrological departmentJune 1, 2015. 

A girl cools off in the waters of the Ganges River during a hot summer morning in Allahabad where the temperature was expected to reach 46 degree Celsius, India, May 31, 2015. 
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A girl cools off in the waters of the Ganges River during a hot summer morning in Allahabad where the temperature was expected to reach 46 degree Celsius, India, May 31, 2015. 

People sleep on the Yamuna River bed under a railway bridge during a hot summer day in the old quarter of Delhi, India, May 31, 2015. 
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People sleep on the Yamuna River bed under a railway bridge during a hot summer day in the old quarter of Delhi, India, May 31, 2015. 

An Indian passenger takes a bath at a railway station during a severe heat wave where temperatures have reached 48 degrees Celsius, in Jammu, May 25, 2015. 
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An Indian passenger takes a bath at a railway station during a severe heat wave where temperatures have reached 48 degrees Celsius, in Jammu, May 25, 2015. 

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