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Image of Asia: Rice saplings ready for replanting
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Image of Asia: Rice saplings ready for replanting

An Indian farmer prepares rice saplings for replanting in a paddy field during monsoon rains on the outskirts of Mumbai, Maharashtra state, India, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Monsoon rains are crucial for Indian agriculture, because nearly 60 percent of its farmland is rainfed. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

In this photo by Rafiq Maqbool, a farmer prepares rice saplings for replanting as rain falls in a paddy field on the outskirts of Mumbai, India. Monsoon rains that fall from June through September are crucial to agriculture in India because nearly 60 percent of its farmland is rain-fed. The heavy rains recorded Tuesday disrupted life in the city, leaving people wading in shin-deep water and causing traffic havoc. Some train services were canceled because of submerged tracks or washed-out earth, but Press Trust of India reported services had resumed in the afternoon.

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