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Severe drought hits SW China

(Xinhua)

13:26, August 26, 2011

Wang Jun, an official in charge of local water management, shows the dried-up reservoir at Luliang County in Qujing City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Aug. 23, 2011. The city is suffering the worst summer drought since records began in 1961. Altogether the drought in provinces of Yunan, Guizhou, Hunan and Sichuan and the municipality of Chongqing has affected a combined 5.86 million hectares of crops in those regions, leaving a total of 12 million people and 9.17 million livestock short of drinking water. (Xinhua/Yang Zongyou)
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