Images of India : Chennai kids get ready for school…

boyreadA boy puts his schoolbooks out to dry as floodwaters recede in Chennai from arterial roads. Most of the low-lying areas continue to be flooded with sewage as drains chocked with plastic, mattresses and sundry material contaminated the water supply and could lead to an outbreak of epidemic. With Chennai seeing the worst floods in decades, help came from across the nation, as many states announced financial assistance as also relief materials.