Beijing embraces first snow

08:00, February 10, 2011      

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This photo taken on Thursday, February 10, 2011 shows the snow-covered Forbidden City in Beijing. China's capital saw its first snow this winter on Wednesday after a record 108 days without precipitation. The long-awaited snow came as a surprise to many residents. (Photo: cfp)

Photo taken early in the morning of Thursday, February 10, 2011 shows the falling snowflake in east Beijing. Beijing embraced its first snow this winter on Wednesday. The capital has had no precipitation for 108 days, making this winter the longest snow-free season on record in the past 60 years. The long-awaited snow gave residents surprise and freshness. (Photo: cfp)

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