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Severe drought hits north China

2009-02-04 06:05:26 GMT2009-02-04 14:05:26 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A farmer holds up dried-up wheat sprouts from a field in Zhongmou county, north China's Henan province, February 1, 2009. With no rainfall for 105 days, more than 2.8 million hectares of wheat cropland, or 63 percent of the total wheat crop in the province, is threatened. [Xinhua]

A woman sits on an abandoned boat in a dried-up lake reservoir in west suburban Zhengzhou, north China's Henan province, February 3, 2009. [CFP]

A man holds oyster and snail shells in a dried-up lake reservoir in west suburban Zhengzhou, north China's Henan province, February 3, 2009. [CFP]

Two children play in a pond that dried up due to the lack of rainfall for months in Tangyin county, north China's Henan province, February 2, 2009.[CFP]

With no rainfall for 105 days, more than 2.8 million hectares of wheat cropland, or 63 percent of the total wheat crop in the province, is threatened.

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