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Large parts of China brace for winter cold snap

2008-12-05 05:22:39 GMT2008-12-05 13:22:39 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Vehicles travel on the street as heavy snow falls in Harbin, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, December 4, 2008. Vast areas from north to central China are experiencing a rare strong cold wave front in recent years, which have forced 26 provinces and municipalities to issue cold weather alerts.[Xinhua]

People pose for a picture among snow-covered trees in Aershan, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, December 4, 2008. Vast areas from north to central China are experiencing a rare strong cold wave front in recent years, which have forced 26 provinces and municipalities to issue cold weather alerts.[Xinhua]

Vehicles travel on the street after a heavy snow in Meihekou, Northeast China's Jilin Province, December 4, 2008. Vast areas from north to central China are experiencing a rare strong cold wave front in recent years, which have forced 26 provinces and municipalities to issue cold weather alerts.[Xinhua]

A dog wearing a warm outfit walks with its owner on a street in Changsha, Central China's Hunan province, December 4, 2008. Vast areas from north to central China are experiencing a rare strong cold wave front in recent years, which have forced 26 provinces and municipalities to issue cold weather alerts.[Xinhua]

A cyclist and vehicles travel through strong winds in Zhengzhou, Central China's Henan Province, December 4, 2008. Vast areas from north to central China are experiencing a rare strong cold wave front in recent years, which have forced 26 provinces and municipalities to issue cold weather alerts.[CFP]

Vehicles travel on the street as heavy snow falls in Harbin, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, December 4, 2008. Vast areas from north to central China are experiencing a rare strong cold wave front in recent years, which have forced 26 provinces and municipalities to issue cold weather alerts.[Xinhua]

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