INDIA, RISHIKESH : Fast moving water flows over a Hindu statue during a
heavy monsoon rain in Rishikesh town in the Indian state of Uttrakhand
on June 17, 2013. Heavy rains lashed parts of north India Monday,
resulting in the deaths of at least 18 people, as the annual monsoon
covered the country nearly two weeks ahead of schedule, officials said.
More than a dozen people lost their lives due to record downpours in
Uttarakhand state, situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, a local
official said. AFP PHOTO