Article Photos: Death toll in Indian monsoon flooding nears 600 9/10

In this Thursday June 20, 2013 photo, the Kedarnath shrine, one of the holiest of Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, and other buildings around it are seen damaged following monsoon rains in at Kedarnath  in the northern Indian state of Uttrakhand. A joint army and air force operation are trying to evacuate thousands of people stranded in the upper reaches of the state of Uttrakhand where days of rain had earlier washed out houses, temples, hotels and vehicles leading to deaths of over a hundred people amid fears that the death toll may rise much higher. (AP Photo)