Deadly monsoon flooding in India

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A view of damaged houses is seen following monsoon rains in Trivada, India, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Paramilitary soldiers on Wednesday recovered 20 bodies from a steep hillside in northern India where a helicopter crashed while on a mission to rescue people stranded in monsoon floods, the country's air force chief said. The helicopter crashed late Tuesday when its rotor blades hit the hillside while returning with survivors of flooding and landslides that have killed more than 1,000 people and washed away thousands of homes, roads and bridges since mid-June in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

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India began the mass cremation of bodies recovered after devastating floods in the country's northern Himalayan region. Hundreds of people are still missing. The floods, triggered by heavier than normal and early monsoon rains, have killed at least 822 people and displaced tens of thousands of inhabitants in Uttarakhand state, a popular destination for Hindu pilgrims due to its shrines and temples. (Reuters)

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