Tribal people and farmers from Jharkhand take part in a prayer ritual believed to bring rain in Ranchi

 
Tribal people and farmers from Jharkhand take part in a prayer ritual believed to bring rain in Ranchi
Tribal people and farmers from the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand take part in a prayer ritual believed to bring rain, outside the Hindu Lord Shiva temple in Ranchi May 6, 2012. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast average rains in 2012. The annual rains are likely to be 99 percent of the long period average, helping India avoid drought for the third year in row. REUTERS/Rajesh Kumar (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)