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Image of Asia: Working at a brick kiln in the summer heat

A laborer sets off with a bucket to fetch drinking water at a brick kiln on a hot summer day in Ghasera, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 42 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. In southern India, hundreds of people have died since the middle of April as soaring summer temperatures scorch the country, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

In this photo by Saurabh Das, a laborer sets off with a bucket to fetch drinking water at a brick kiln on a hot summer day in Ghasera, on the outskirts of New Delhi. India’s capital had a high temperature of 42 Celsius (107.6 Fahrenheit) on Wednesday. The sweltering summer heat has caused at least 1,100 this month in the southeastern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana, and the high temperatures are forecast to last at least another week. Monsoon rains start to arrive in the first week of June and gradually cover the entire country.

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