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Farmers begin their spring ploughing

2009-02-05 05:48:34 GMT2009-02-05 13:48:34 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Farmers work in a field at Bo'ao Town of Qionghai City, south China's Hainan Province, Feb. 3, 2009. Seedlings in the fields along the Wanquan River in Qionghai spouted as the fall of spring since the beginning of February. Local residents began their spring ploughing, expecting a harvest of the early rice this year.(Xinhua/Meng Zhongde)

Farmers work in a field at Bo'ao Town of Qionghai City, south China's Hainan Province, Feb. 3, 2009. Seedlings in the fields along the Wanquan River in Qionghai spouted as the fall of spring since the beginning of February. Local residents began their spring ploughing, expecting a harvest of the early rice this year.(Xinhua/Meng Zhongde)

Farmers learn to operate a ploughing machine under the instruction of technicians at Renhe Village of Baixi Township in Yibin County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Feb. 2, 2009. As the spring ploughing starts in south China, technical trains are given to the farmers there to help them raise efficiency.(Xinhua/Zeng Lang)

Farmers irrigate a cornfield in Sanyuan County, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Feb. 3, 2009. Shaanxi Province is an important production area of grain crops of China in summers, but nine cities of the province encountered drought as there was no rainfall since mid-November. So far, 1.17 million people each day are engaged in field irrigation, with more than 60,000 irrigation facilities operated. (Xinhua/Chen Gang)

Villagers irrigate the droughty wheat field with water from well in Gaoshan Township of Luoyang city, central China's Henan Province, Feb. 2, 2009. A serious drought occurred in western Henan Province recently. Henan Meteorological Beareau issued the red warning signal of drought on Jan. 29.(Xinhua/Zhang Xiaoli)

Farmers work in a field at Bo'ao Town of Qionghai City, south China's Hainan Province, Feb. 3, 2009.

Seedlings in the fields along the Wanquan River in Qionghai spouted as the fall of spring since the beginning of February. Local residents began their spring ploughing, expecting a harvest of the early rice this year.

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