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Due to a massive grid failure, half of India's population is without power.

India's massive blackout has left more  than 670,000,000 people without power. That's equal to:

Muslim girls study in the light of candles inside a madrasa or religious school during power-cut in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi. Photo by Parivartan Sharma/Reuters

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