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A picture taken from a hilltop shows the extent of the damage and rescue operations going on in Leh.
The flash floods deposited boulders and mud up to 15 feet high on highways, cutting road links with the rest of India. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has emphasised that the national highways need to be cleared immediately.
Katrin Spejbo, a German tourist who was in Leh town when the flash floods struck, takes a break from rescue operations along with locals.
The government has set up a special control room in the ministry of external affairs to streamline the collation and dissemination of information on foreigners affected by the floods.
People walk beside the wreckage of damaged buses in Leh. The death toll has climbed to 165 and authorities fear that it might rise, as nearly 500 people are still missing.
Monks conduct a rescue operation after flash floods at Choklansar on the outskirts of Leh. More than 300 foreign tourists are stranded in the Himalayan region.
A man hangs religious flags outside his house in Leh. Military helicopters rescued nearly 150 foreign tourists on Monday.
Stranded tourists wait outside Leh airport for a flight.
BJP Parliamentary Party chief L K Advani has asked his party MPs to donate Rs 10,000 from their salary for providing relief to the flood victims in Leh.
A Buddhist monk walks amid the rubble of damaged houses. Nearly 6,000 army personnel and troopers of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police are involved in rescue operations in Leh.