Deep in India's northeast, villagers use grass to sound-proof their huts from deafening rain, clouds are a familiar sight inside homes and a suitably rusted sign tells visitors they are in the "wettest place on earth".
A pedestrian walks through heavy fog at Mawsynram village in the north-eastern Indian state of Meghalaya, June 21, 2013, considered the "wettest place on earth" according to the Guinness World Records authority. Villagers use grass to sound-proof their huts from deafening rain and clouds are a familiar sight inside homes.
Oddly enough, lifelong residents of Mawsynram, a small cluster of hamlets in Meghalaya state have little idea that their scenic home holds a Guinness record for the highest average annual rainfall of 11,873 millimeters (467 inches).
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