An unbearable Indian summer captured in photos

India is in the grip of one of its worst summers on record, with temperatures in the northern and western parts of the country touching an excruciating 50° Celsius. While the India Meteorological Department has forecast a respite from the cauldron-like conditions soon — with the advent of the monsoon — here we bring you a collection of stunning photographs of a hot season, the likes of which we have rarely experienced. Enjoy, and stay cool!