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Heavy rains caused deadly mudslides and slowed rescue efforts after Cyclone Aila pounded eastern India and Bangladesh, killing at least 191 people. The cyclone destroyed thousands of homes and stranded millions of people in flooded villages before it began to ease. The death toll will likely rise in both countries as rescue workers reach cut-off areas.

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Flood-affected villagers make their way through the cyclone-hit area of Shabakhali in the Sundarbans delta, about 100 km southeast of the eastern Indian city of Kolkata May 27, 2009.

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A Bangladeshi man holds hands with his daughter and wife as they board a boat to a safer place in Shatkhira, 176 kilometers (110 miles) southwest of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, May 28, 2009.

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Displaced villagers receive food aid in the Koyra area on the outskirts of Khulna.

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Volunteers distribute bottled water to villagers at Nowabanki village in Shatkhira.

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A woman, displaced from her home by a huge tidal wave caused by cyclone Aila, waits to receive food in Satkhira in southwestern Bangladesh. The death toll from cyclone Aila in Bangladesh reached 175 after 15 bodies were found on Thursday, mostly in southwestern Satkhira district. Officials said hundreds of people were missing in the 15 affected districts, mostly on the coasts, where survivors desperately need food and drinking water.

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A family eats their lunch inside a shelter after being displaced from their home by a huge tidal wave caused by cyclone Aila in Satkhira, southwestern Bangladesh.

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Bangladeshi villagers wade through floodwater as they go to collect drinking water on the outskirts of Khulna.

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Bangladeshi villagers rebuild an embankment in Padmapukir on the outskirts of Satkhira some 400 km from Dhaka on June 3. Bangladesh and India launched major relief operations after Cyclone Aila tore into the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal on May 25, killing at least 94 people and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.

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Water flows back as villagers dig earth to rebuild an embankment at Protap Nagar in Shatkhira, about 176 kilometres southwest of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 31.

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Bangladeshi villagers rebuild an embankment at Protap Nagar in Shatkhira, about 176 kilometeres southwest of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Children displaced by Cyclone Aila play on an embankment in Sundarbans, southeast of the eastern Indian city of Kolkata June 3.

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Villagers rebuild an embankment after it got washed away by a tidal wave caused by cyclone Aila in Sundarbans delta, southeast of the eastern Indian city of Kolkata June 3. Cyclone Aila hit parts of coastal Bangladesh and eastern India last Monday, triggering tidal surges and floods and destroying hundreds of thousands of homes.

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