India power outage
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India power outage

A barber gives a haircut by candlelight at his shop in Kolkata. India’s energy crisis cascaded over half the country Tuesday when three of its regional grids collapsed, leaving 620 million people without electricity. (Bikas Das / Associated Press)
Railway passengers stranded by the blackout wait for a train at a station in Kolkata. (Piyal Adhikary / EPA)
Normally chaotic traffic in New Delhi is impossible after the power went out. (Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press)
A lineman uses a hammer to manually throw a rail switch to route trains at a station in New Delhi. (Roberto Schmidt / AFP/Getty Images)
Indians sit in a stalled train waiting for service to resume in New Delhi. (Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press)
A shopkeeper sets up an electric generator to keep his store open in New Delhi. (Tsering Topgyal / Associated Press)
The platform of the Sealdah train station in New Delhi is croweded with stranded passengers. (Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP/Getty Images)
Utility poles and wires are still perfectly functional perches for birds. (Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian pharmacist uses a candle to search for medicines at his shop in Siliguri. (Diptendu Dutta / AFP/Getty Images)
Laborers waiting for a train sleep on railway platforms at New Delhi. (Mustafa Quraishi / Associated Press)
Traffic on the Delhi-Gurgaon road on the outskirts of New Delhi is backed up for miles by the power outage and rains. (Associated Press)
Stranded passengers wait on the platform and spill onto the tracks themselves waiting for for train service to resume at Sealdah station in Kolkata. (Bikas Das / Associated Press)