Vendors sort onions at a wholesale vegetable market in Kolkata September 18, 2013. In August, the cost of onions was 245 percent higher than a year earlier, while other vegetables shot up 77 percent, ... more 
Vendors sort onions at a wholesale vegetable market in Kolkata September 18, 2013. In August, the cost of onions was 245 percent higher than a year earlier, while other vegetables shot up 77 percent, driving headline inflation to a six-month high. Onion prices have risen even further in September, prompting the government to take steps to limit exports. Eaten raw as a side dish, or blended into a vast array of curries, onions play a prominent role in Indian cuisine and public anger rises quickly whenever prices spike. Picture taken September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS FOOD) less 
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Reuters | Photo By RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI / REUTERS
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 6:27 AM EDT