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Water crisis in India's Chennai
All four reservoirs that supply Chennai, known as the Detroit of south Asia for its flourishing automobile industry, have run dry this summer, largely because of poor monsoon rains last year.

Chennai is one of 21 cities that a government think tank warned last year could run out of groundwater by 2020. This year's monsoon is delayed, further compounding problems across a swath of western and central India.
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REFILE - QUALITY REPEAT A woman uses a hand pump to fill up a container with drinking water in Chennai,...
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A woman uses a hand pump to fill up a container with drinking water in Chennai
REFILE - QUALITY REPEAT A woman uses a hand pump to fill up a container with drinking water in Chennai, India, June 25, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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June 25, 2019
Residents gather to fill empty containers with water from a municipal tanker in Chennai, India, June...
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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, 2019. 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, 2019....
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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, 2019. 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...
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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, India, June 20, 2019. 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...
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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, 2019. Picture taken June 17, 2019. REUTERS/ P. Ravikumar
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