APTOPIX India Monsoon Worry

July 24, 2012 - 9:38 AM
An Indian farmer walks through a dry, cracked paddy field on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Indians have grown increasingly desperate waiting for the long-delayed monsoon, the annual rains that replenish rivers and quench crops to keep this agricultural nation of 1.2 billion fed through the year. So far the rains have fallen at least 22 percent below the national average. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)