Mon, February 09, 2009
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China's Air Force aircraft perform artificial rainfall operations

2009-02-09 00:02:29 GMT2009-02-09 08:02:29 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Workers equip the aircraft with catalystic silver iodide for the mission of artificial rainfall operations at Xinzheng International Airport in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, Feb. 8, 2009 .(Xinhua Photo)

A crew member performs artificial rainfall operations on the aircraft over regions suffering from drought in central China's Henan Province, Feb. 8, 2009.(Xinhua Photo)

Captain Huo Qishu pilots the aircraft "Transport 7" on the mission of artificial rainfall operations in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, Feb. 8, 2009.(Xinhua Photo)

A couple of "Transport 7" aircraft of China's Air Force performed artificial rainfall operations in Huaibei of east China's Anhui Province, and Luoyang and Kaifeng of central China's Henan Province separately to relieve local drought on Sunday.

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