Rural India in Pictures

  • A crowd gathers to watch a snake charmer on the outskirts of Allahabad. Despite a 1991 ban on shows featuring snakes, snake charmers continue to perform in rural India. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)
  • A young girl performs a balancing act on a street in Allahabad. The child earns around 300-400 rupees ($5-7) a day performing on the streets. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)
  • Children of laborers play as their parents work at a brick kiln at Karchana, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) east of Allahabad. Brick making is an unorganized industry, generally confined to rural and semi-urban areas and is a large employment-generating industry in India. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)
  • An Indian farmer uses a traditional hand-pushed fan to separate the peas from chaff in Bhaitora village, about 65 kilometers (41 miles) east of Allahabad. Agriculture is the main source of livelihood for a majority of India's population. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)
  • An Indian farmer works to separate wheat from the chaff in Bhaitora village, about 65 kilometers (41 miles) east of Allahabad. Agriculture is the main source of livelihood for a majority of India's population. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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