September 10, 2014
From Historic Flooding in India and Pakistan, one of 34 photos. A temple stands amid the waters of the overflowing river Tawi during heavy rains in Jammu on September 6, 2014. Authorities declared a disaster alert in the northern region after heavy rain hit villages across the Kashmir valley, causing the worst flooding in decades. (Reuters/Mukesh Gupta)

From Historic Flooding in India and Pakistan, one of 34 photos. A temple stands amid the waters of the overflowing river Tawi during heavy rains in Jammu on September 6, 2014. Authorities declared a disaster alert in the northern region after heavy rain hit villages across the Kashmir valley, causing the worst flooding in decades. (Reuters/Mukesh Gupta)

August 22, 2014
From Meghalaya: The Wettest Place on Earth, one of 18 photos. In a scene played out every weekday morning, students of the RCLP School in Nongsohphan Village, Meghalaya, India, cross a bridge grown from the roots of a rubber tree. In the relentless damp of Meghalaya’s jungles, wooden structures rot away too quickly to be practical. For centuries the Khasi people have instead used the trainable roots of rubber trees to “grow” bridges over the region’s rivers. (© Amos Chapple)

From Meghalaya: The Wettest Place on Earth, one of 18 photos. In a scene played out every weekday morning, students of the RCLP School in Nongsohphan Village, Meghalaya, India, cross a bridge grown from the roots of a rubber tree. In the relentless damp of Meghalaya’s jungles, wooden structures rot away too quickly to be practical. For centuries the Khasi people have instead used the trainable roots of rubber trees to “grow” bridges over the region’s rivers. (© Amos Chapple)

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March 17, 2014
From Holi 2014: The Festival of Colors, one of 24 photos. Young Indians adorned with colored powder take part in celebrations for the spring festival of Holi in Bhubaneswar on March 16, 2014. Holi, the popular Hindu spring festival of colors is observed in India at the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the lunar month. (Asit Kumar/AFP/Getty Images)

From Holi 2014: The Festival of Colors, one of 24 photos. Young Indians adorned with colored powder take part in celebrations for the spring festival of Holi in Bhubaneswar on March 16, 2014. Holi, the popular Hindu spring festival of colors is observed in India at the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the lunar month. (Asit Kumar/AFP/Getty Images)

February 26, 2014
From A Leopard Runs Wild Through Meerut, India, one of 5 photos. An Indian man moves out of the way of a leopard in the northern Indian city of Meerut, India, on February 23, 2014. Forestry officials and police armed with tranquilizer darts searched for a leopard that injured seven people in the northern Indian city, creating panic and driving people indoors. (AP Photo)

From A Leopard Runs Wild Through Meerut, India, one of 5 photos. An Indian man moves out of the way of a leopard in the northern Indian city of Meerut, India, on February 23, 2014. Forestry officials and police armed with tranquilizer darts searched for a leopard that injured seven people in the northern Indian city, creating panic and driving people indoors. (AP Photo)

June 19, 2013
From Early Monsoon Rains Flood Northern India, one of 23 photos. A submerged idol of Hindu Lord Shiva stands in the flooded River Ganges in Rishikesh, in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, on June 18, 2013. Torrential monsoon rains have cause havoc in northern India leading to flash floods, cloudbursts and landslides as the death toll continues to climb and more than 1,000 pilgrims bound for Himalayan shrines remain stranded. (AP Photo)

From Early Monsoon Rains Flood Northern India, one of 23 photos. A submerged idol of Hindu Lord Shiva stands in the flooded River Ganges in Rishikesh, in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, on June 18, 2013. Torrential monsoon rains have cause havoc in northern India leading to flash floods, cloudbursts and landslides as the death toll continues to climb and more than 1,000 pilgrims bound for Himalayan shrines remain stranded. (AP Photo)

March 29, 2013
From Holi 2013: The Festival of Colors, one of 34 photos. An Indian child reacts as colored powder is smeared on her hair during Holi festival in Chennai, India, on March 27, 2013. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring, is being celebrated across the country Wednesday. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K)

From Holi 2013: The Festival of Colors, one of 34 photos. An Indian child reacts as colored powder is smeared on her hair during Holi festival in Chennai, India, on March 27, 2013. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring, is being celebrated across the country Wednesday. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K)

January 14, 2013
From Kumbh Mela: The Largest Gathering on Earth, one of 33 photos. A Hindu holy man, or naga sadhu, prays as he bathes in the waters of the holy Ganges river during the auspicious bathing day of Makar Sankranti of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India, on January 14, 2013. The Maha Kumbh Mela, believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth is held every 12 years on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. The festival is expected to attract over 100 million people. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

From Kumbh Mela: The Largest Gathering on Earth, one of 33 photos. A Hindu holy man, or naga sadhu, prays as he bathes in the waters of the holy Ganges river during the auspicious bathing day of Makar Sankranti of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India, on January 14, 2013. The Maha Kumbh Mela, believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth is held every 12 years on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. The festival is expected to attract over 100 million people. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

December 26, 2012
From Violent Protests in India Over Rape Case, one of 26 photos. Protesters react as Indian police officers use a water cannon to disperse them near the India Gate as they protest against the gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus last week, in New Delhi, India, on December 23, 2012. The attack last Sunday has sparked days of protests across the country. Thousands gathered to protest against current rape laws and government handling of recent rape cases all over India. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

From Violent Protests in India Over Rape Case, one of 26 photos. Protesters react as Indian police officers use a water cannon to disperse them near the India Gate as they protest against the gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus last week, in New Delhi, India, on December 23, 2012. The attack last Sunday has sparked days of protests across the country. Thousands gathered to protest against current rape laws and government handling of recent rape cases all over India. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

November 26, 2012
From The 2012 Pushkar Camel Fair, one of 21 photos. A hot air balloon carrying tourists flies over camels for sale at Pushkar Fair in the Indian state of Rajasthan, on November 22, 2012. Many international and domestic tourists throng to Pushkar to witness one of the most colorful and popular fairs in India. Thousands of animals, mainly camels, are brought to the fair to be sold and traded. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

From The 2012 Pushkar Camel Fair, one of 21 photos. A hot air balloon carrying tourists flies over camels for sale at Pushkar Fair in the Indian state of Rajasthan, on November 22, 2012. Many international and domestic tourists throng to Pushkar to witness one of the most colorful and popular fairs in India. Thousands of animals, mainly camels, are brought to the fair to be sold and traded. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

November 13, 2012
From Diwali: The Festival of Lights, one of 33 photos. A girl lights earthen lamps in a formation to form the shape of Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, on the eve of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh, on November 12, 2012. (Reuters/Ajay Verma)

From Diwali: The Festival of Lights, one of 33 photos. A girl lights earthen lamps in a formation to form the shape of Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, on the eve of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh, on November 12, 2012. (Reuters/Ajay Verma)