In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 photo, an Indian shepherd walks with his cattle in Bagodara, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) west of Ahmedabad, India. The showers, which normally run fro

 

              In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 photo, an Indian shepherd walks with his cattle in Bagodara, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) west of Ahmedabad, India. The showers, which normally run fro
In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 photo, an Indian shepherd walks with his cattle in Bagodara, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) west of Ahmedabad, India. The showers, which normally run from June to September in large areas of what is now a drought affected Gujarat, are crucial in a country where 60 percent of the population works in agriculture and less than half the farmland is irrigated. India's Meteorological Department has said it expects the country to get at least 10 percent less rain this year than during a normal monsoon, but large parts of the country have been hit much harder. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)