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Sambhar Salt Lake

Civic workers prepare to bury birds which were found dead, at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan.

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A civic worker carries a dead bird as others lie in front of him, at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan.

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Civic workers collect dead birds at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan.

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A civic worker recues a bird at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan.

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A veterinary doctor provides first-aid to a bird at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan.

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A bird lies dead at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan.

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Wildlife Creatures Organization (WCO) members rescues a bird at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan.

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Civic workers collect dead birds at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. Thousands of birds of various species were found dead at the lake even as authorities tried to ascertain the cause of the large scale deaths.

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A dead bird is seen in the foreground as forest and civic workers collect dead birds in sacks, at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. Officials said they suspect water contamination as one of the reasons for the deaths but were awaiting viscera test reports. Though the official toll was 1,500, locals claimed the number of dead birds could be as high as 5,000.

PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary