Thu, February 12, 2009
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Beijing welcomes its first rain in 110 days

2009-02-12 13:14:26 GMT2009-02-12 21:14:26 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Photo taken on Feb. 12, 2009 shows vehicles on a street seen through a piece of glass covered with raindrops in Beijing, China. Beijing welcomed its first rain in 110 days on Thursday morning, but experts say it was too little to end the city's lingering drought. (Xinhua/Li Xiaoguo)

A man with umbrella against the rain walks in a park in Beijing, capital of China, on Feb. 12, 2009. Beijing welcomed its first rain in 110 days on Thursday morning, but experts say it was too little to end the city's lingering drought. (Xinhua/Li Wen)

A man in raincoat rides on a road in Beijing, capital of China, on Feb. 12, 2009. Beijing welcomed its first rain in 110 days on Thursday morning, but experts say it was too little to end the city's lingering drought. (Xinhua/Tang Shiseng)

BEIJING, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- Beijing welcomed its first rain in 110 days on Thursday morning, but experts say it was too little to end the city's lingering drought.

Duan Li, chief weatherwoman with the Beijing Meteorological Bureau, said occasional drizzle, with precipitation below than 3 mm, fell in southwestern areas in the city.

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