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January 7, 2013
More than 100 die in historic Indian cold snap

LUCKNOW, India (AP) -- More than 100 people have died of exposure as northern India deals with historically cold temperatures.

Police spokesman Surendra Srivastava said Thursday that at least 114 people have died from the recent cold in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Many were poor people whose bodies were found on sidewalks or in parks.

The weather department said temperatures were 4 to 10 degrees Celsius (7 to 18 degrees Fahrenheit) below normal in the state.

Temperatures in New Delhi, which borders Uttar Pradesh, hit a high Wednesday of 9.8 degrees (49.6 Fahrenheit), the lowest maximum temperature in the capital since 1969.

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An Indian ragpicker is wrapped in a blanket as he sits in a market on a cold morning in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. North India continues to face below average weather conditions with dense fog affecting flights and trains. More than 100 people have died of exposure as northern India deals with historically cold temperatures. AP / Kevin Frayer
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Indian men stand in steam from milk boiling at a tea stand on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. AP / Kevin Frayer
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An Indian laborer washes himself at an outdoor tap on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. AP / Kevin Frayer
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An Indian man washes himself at an outdoor basin on a cold morning in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. AP / Kevin Frayer
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An Indian laborers clothing hangs to dry on a wall in a market on a cold morning in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. AP / Kevin Frayer
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Homeless Indians warm themselves near a fire as they sit under a flyover on a cold and foggy morning in Jammu, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. AP / Channi Anand
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A homeless Indian girl is wrapped in a blanket as she sleeps on the ground on a cold morning in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. AP / Kevin Frayer
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A stray dog sleeps with laborers jun blankets on a sidewalk on a cold morning in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. AP / Kevin Frayer
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A young Indian boy eats a biscuit with his tea and a street stall frequented by laborers at a market in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. AP / Kevin Frayer
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A homeless Indian girl carries a sibling on her back after receiving a free meal from a local charity on a cold morning in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. AP / Kevin Frayer
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A homeless Indian boy walks in barefeet after receiving new shoes from a local charity on a cold morning in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. AP / Kevin Frayer
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Indian laborers warm themselves on a fire in a market on a cold morning in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. AP / Kevin Frayer
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Indian laborers share a light moment as they sit near a fire in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. AP / Tsering Topgyal
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A group of Indian men wrapped in woolen clothes are joined by stray cows as they try to warm themselves around a bonfire on a cold and foggy morning in Allahabad, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. AP / Rajesh Kumar Singh
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An Indian woman warms herself around a bonfire at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati on a cold day, in Allahabad, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. AP / Rajesh Kumar Singh
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Indians warm themselves around a bonfire at the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati in Allahabad, India, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. AP / Rajesh Kumar Singh
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Indians warm themselves around a bonfire at the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati in Allahabad, India, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. AP / Rajesh Kumar Singh
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Indian homeless men wrapped in shawls rest during a cold morning in New Delhi, India, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. AP / Tsering Topgyal
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Migrant workers keep themselves warm near a bonfire on a cold and foggy morning in Jammu, India, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. AP / Channi Anand
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An Indian security guard stands as commuters pass the Presidential Palace early in the morning in New Delhi, India, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. AP / Tsering Topgyal
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An Indian man carries children on a bicycle to school on a foggy morning in Bhubaneswar, India, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. AP / Biswaranjan Rout
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A train moves past another surrounded by fog on the outskirts of Allahabad, India, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. AP / Rajesh Kumar Singh
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A Kashmiri boatman breaks the frozen surface of the Dal lake as frost is seen at the banks in Srinagar, India, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. AP / Mukhtar Khan
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Indian laborers stand on a railway track amidst morning fog, in New Delhi, India , Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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Indian men warm themselves around a bonfire as another gets a haircut from a roadside barber in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. AP / Rajesh Kumar Singh
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Indians keep themselves warm around a fire on a cold morning in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. AP / Altaf Qadri
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A construction worker keeps her child under a shawl as she sits outside her makeshift tent on a cold morning in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. AP / Altaf Qadri
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Indians ride a horse-drawn cart on a cold morning in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. AP / Altaf Qadri
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Delhi municipal workers warm themselves around a bonfire, in New Delhi, India , Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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An Indian girl sits on her luggage as she with her parent, unseen, wait for a train at a railway station in New Delhi, India Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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A homeless person waits under a table for free food in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. There are over 300,000 homeless people in New Delhi, living on the streets, braving extreme weather and economic hardship, according to news reports. AP / Manish Swarup
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Indian homeless people wait for free food outside a temple, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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An Indian walks surrounded by fog as the sun rises in Ajmer, India, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. AP / Deepak Sharma
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Indian workers sweep the Sangam area on the banks of the Ganges River on a cold and foggy morning in Allahabad, India, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. AP / Rajesh Kumar Singh
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Indian passengers sit inside a train after services were temporarily interrupted because of fog, in Jammu, India, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. AP / Channi Anand
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An Indian man bathes under a tap on the banks of the Ganges River on a cold and foggy morning in Allahabad, India, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. AP / Rajesh Kumar Singh
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A family sleeps under a blanket on a platform as they wait for the arrival of a train at a railway station in Allahabad, India, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. AP / Rajesh Kumar Singh
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Indians warm themselves around a bonfire at the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati in Allahabad, India, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. AP / Rajesh Kumar Singh
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An Indian man walks near a tree on the banks of the river Yamuna on a cold and foggy morning in New Delhi, India, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. AP / Tsering Topgyal

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