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In Pictures: Cyclone Amphan dumps rain on India

Updated : 2020-05-21 00:09:48

A powerful cyclone began dumping rain on coastal India and Bangladesh early Wednesday as more than 2 million people were being moved to shelters before the storm hits land in the afternoon.

The promenade along the Bay of Bengal coast stands deserted ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Chandbali, Orissa.  (AP Photo)
The promenade along the Bay of Bengal coast stands deserted ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Chandbali, Orissa.  (AP Photo)
Sunsets behind a patterned cloud formed over the city in Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Sunsets behind a patterned cloud formed over the city in Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Villagers on the Bay of Bengal coast walk as they are evacuated by volunteers as a precaution against Cyclone Amphan. (AP Photo/Mehaboob Gazi)
Villagers on the Bay of Bengal coast walk as they are evacuated by volunteers as a precaution against Cyclone Amphan. (AP Photo/Mehaboob Gazi)
Boats are anchored at a fishing harbour at Paradeep. (AP Photo)
Boats are anchored at a fishing harbour at Paradeep. (AP Photo)
Trucks are stranded on a bridge across River Mahanadi at Paradeep. (AP Photo)
Trucks are stranded on a bridge across River Mahanadi at Paradeep. (AP Photo)
Trees lie uprooted on a highway from heavy winds ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Chandbali. (AP Photo)
Trees lie uprooted on a highway from heavy winds ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Chandbali. (AP Photo)
Trees lie uprooted on a highway from heavy winds ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Chandbali. (AP Photo)
Trees lie uprooted on a highway from heavy winds ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Chandbali. (AP Photo)
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