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India's drought crisis

Updated 1:05 AM ET, Sat March 18, 2017
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India was hit by the worst drought in decades in 2016. Here, gunmen stand alert at a water reservoir in Tikamgarh, India, on April 27. MONEY SHARMA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A gunman stands guard at a water reservoir in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. MONEY SHARMA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A man walks on the dry reservoir bed next to Gunda Dam in India's western Gujarat state on Friday, April 1. SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A farmer poses in his dried-up cotton field in Nalgonda, India, on Monday, April 25. NOAH SEELAM/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A farmer tries to revive his unconscious cattle in the Gondiya village on Thursday, April 21. SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A woman tries to filter water with her sari as a child drinks in the Shankargarh area on April 21. SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Cattle graze in a partially dried-up pond in central India on April 27. MONEY SHARMA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A farmer stands in his field in the village of Bangaye on April 27. MONEY SHARMA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Villagers fill drinking water from a leaking roadside pipe in Nalgonda on April 25. NOAH SEELAM/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A villager walks with his cattle in the dried-up Mansaita River near Allahabad on Wednesday, May 4. SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A villager filters her water through a sieve in Shahapur. INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images
Villagers in Shahapur throw containers into a well on May 13. INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images
A villager transports water on his cart on May 13. INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images
Children run with containers toward a well in Shahapur, India, on May 13 2016. INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images