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India Hit By Sudden Cold (PHOTOS)

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An Indian man stands near his belongings as they were burned by police who evicted him from squatting, on a street in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. Though India is famous for its brutally hot summers, temperatures fall sharply for a few weeks in December and January. Poor people, particularly those living on the streets, are the worst hit. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
An Indian man stands near his belongings as they were burned by police who evicted him from squatting, on a street in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. Though India is famous for its brutally hot summers, temperatures fall sharply for a few weeks in December and January. Poor people, particularly those living on the streets, are the worst hit. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

While India is known for its blistering summer heat, a cold wave has swept through the north of the country in the past week. A thick fog cloud enveloped India's capital Delhi, with temperatures dropping to 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

The sudden cold spike has killed scores in the past days. According to BBC News, nearly 100 people have died because of the extreme weather.

Most parts of India are ill-prepared for freezing temperatures. Last year, dozens of people died in a similar wave of cold weather.

Take a look at the slideshow below for astonishing photos of winter in India