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Searing heat wave scorches India

2009-06-26 07:34:05 GMT2009-06-26 15:34:05 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

An Indian woman works in the droughty farmland on the outskirts of southern New Delhi, captial of India, June 25, 2009. Searing heat wave continued to scorch the plains of north India with temperatures of its capital remained above 42 degrees Celsius for days. According to meteorological offcials, the extreme heat conditions would probably persist for a period of time due to delayed monsoon. (Xinhua Photo)

An Indian woman washes containers with spare water on the outskirts of southern New Delhi, captial of India, June 25, 2009. Searing heat wave continued to scorch the plains of north India with temperatures of its capital remained above 42 degrees Celsius for days. According to meteorological offcials, the extreme heat conditions would probably persist for a period of time due to delayed monsoon. (Xinhua Photo)

An Indian woman walks in the droughty farmland on the outskirts of southern New Delhi, captial of India, June 25, 2009. Searing heat wave continued to scorch the plains of north India with temperatures of its capital remained above 42 degrees Celsius for days. According to meteorological offcials, the extreme heat conditions would probably persist for a period of time due to delayed monsoon. (Xinhua Photo)

An icecream seller covers his head with a piece of cloth in New Delhi, captial of India, June 25, 2009. (AFP Photo)

An Indian farmer shows the damaged banana crop in Badarkha village of Dholka Taluka, some 35 km from Ahmedabad, on June 25, 2009. (AFP Photo)

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