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In photos: Mourning, anger over contaminated Indian school meals

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Asha Devi holds her head at a hospital in the eastern Indian city of Patna on July 17, 2013 while sitting next to her sick daughter Savita (R) who consumed a contaminated meal at a school on Tuesday, At least 20 children died and dozens were taken to hospital with apparent food poisoning after eating a meal provided for free at their school in the district of Chapra in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, the education minister said on Wednesday.

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Women sit next to their sick children at a hospital in the eastern Indian city of Patna on July 17, 2013. At least 20 children died and dozens were taken to hospital with apparent food poisoning after eating a meal provided for free at their school in the district of Chapra in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, the education minister said on Wednesday.

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Women mourn the death of their children who died after consuming contaminated meals given to children Tuesday at a school at Chapra in the eastern Indian state of Bihar on July 17, 2013. At least 20 children died and dozens were taken to hospital with apparent food poisoning after eating a meal provided for free at their school in the district of Chapra in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, the education minister said on Wednesday.

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People look at a classroom where contaminated meals were served to children at a school in the eastern Indian state of Bihar on July 17, 2013. At least 20 Indian children died and dozens needed hospital treatment after apparently being poisoned by a school meal on Tuesday, sparking protests and allegations of blame. The school, at Mashrakh village in the district of Chapra, provided free meals. Medical teams treating the children said they suspected the food had been contaminated with insecticide.

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People walk past a vehicle that was burnt by protesters campaigning against contaminated meals that were given to children on Tuesday in Chapra in the eastern Indian state of Bihar on July 17, 2013. At least 20 children died and dozens were taken to hospital with apparent food poisoning after eating a meal provided for free at their school in the district of Chapra in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, the education minister said on Wednesday.

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