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Millions at risk as India's sixth-biggest city runs out of water
Chennai has been in the global spotlight since its four main reservoirs dried up earlier this month, largely because of poor monsoons in 2018, forcing residents to ration the use of water.
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June 28, 2019
Residents fill their empty containers with water from a municipal tap in Chennai, India, June 28. Chennai...
Chennai, India
Residents fill their empty containers with water from a municipal tap in Chennai
Residents fill their empty containers with water from a municipal tap in Chennai, India, June 28. Chennai has been in the global spotlight since its four main reservoirs dried up earlier this month, largely because of poor monsoons in 2018, forcing residents to ration the use of water.

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June 27, 2019
A shepherd takes rest under a tree on a dried-up lake on the outskirts of Chennai, India, June 27. REUTERS/P....
Chennai, India
A shepherd takes rest under a tree on a dried-up lake on the outskirts of Chennai
A shepherd takes rest under a tree on a dried-up lake on the outskirts of Chennai, India, June 27. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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June 20, 2019
People sit around a tower for measuring water depth in the dried-up Puzhal reservoir, on the outskirts...
Chennai, India
People sit around a tower for measuring water depth in the dried-up Puzhal reservoir, on the outskirts...
People sit around a tower for measuring water depth in the dried-up Puzhal reservoir, on the outskirts in Chennai, June 20. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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June 25, 2019
A woman uses a hand pump to fill up a container with drinking water in Chennai, India, June 25. REUTERS/P....
Chennai, India
A woman uses a hand pump to fill up a container with drinking water in Chennai
A woman uses a hand pump to fill up a container with drinking water in Chennai, India, June 25. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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June 25, 2019
Residents gather to fill empty containers with water from a municipal tanker in Chennai, India, June...
Chennai, India
Residents gather to fill empty containers with water from a municipal tanker in Chennai
Residents gather to fill empty containers with water from a municipal tanker in Chennai, India, June 25. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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June 19, 2019
A man uses a hand-pump to fill up a container with drinking water as others wait in a queue on a street...
Chennai, India
Man uses a hand-pump to fill up a container with drinking water as others wait in a queue on a street...
A man uses a hand-pump to fill up a container with drinking water as others wait in a queue on a street in Chennai, India, June 17. REUTERS/ P. Ravikumar
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June 20, 2019
A man walks through the dried-up Puzhal reservoir, on the outskirts in Chennai, India, June 20. REUTERS/P....
Chennai, India
A man walks through the dried-up Puzhal reservoir, on the outskirts in Chennai
A man walks through the dried-up Puzhal reservoir, on the outskirts in Chennai, India, June 20. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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