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India blackout

Commuters wait for a metro train, in New Delhi, India, Monday, July 30, 2012. Northern India's power grid crashed Monday, halting hundreds of trains, forcing hospitals and airports to use backup generators and leaving 370 million people - more than the population of the United States and Canada combined - sweltering in the summer heat. (AP Photo)

India: Economic superpower at a standstill

Northern India's power grid crashed Monday, halting hundreds of trains, forcing hospitals and airports to use backup generators and leaving a staggering 670 million people--more than the population of Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Russia combined--sweltering in the summer heat.