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Residents in Central China fight against severe drought

2009-02-12 06:44:39 GMT2009-02-12 14:44:39 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A farmer shops for water pump in Baofeng, central China's Henan Province, Feb. 11, 2009. Worst drought in decades has hit China's northern wheat-growing belt this spring. Affected residents were busy in fighting against the drought and reducing damages. (Xinhua/Wang Shuangzheng)

Workers install a temporary electric transformer for anti-drought in Baofeng, central China's Henan Province, Feb. 11, 2009. (Xinhua/Wang Shuangzheng)

Farmers water wheat with a special equipment in Chenghe County of Xiangfan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 11, 2009.(Xinhua/Li Yunfei)

Soldiers help farmers water wheat in Liuwan Village of Nanyang, central China's Henan Province, Feb. 11, 2009. (Xinhua/Song Tongjie)

Soldiers help farmers water wheat in Liuwan Village of Nanyang, central China's Henan Province, Feb. 11, 2009. (Xinhua/Song Tongjie)

Soldiers help farmers water wheat in Liuwan Village of Nanyang, central China's Henan Province, Feb. 11, 2009.

Worst drought in decades has hit China's northern wheat-growing belt this spring. Affected residents were busy in fighting against the drought and reducing damages.

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