Wed, February 18, 2009
China > Mainland > Severe drought hits N China

Heavy snowfall helps ease drought in N China

2009-02-18 12:14:44 GMT2009-02-18 20:14:44 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Vehicles queue up during a snowfall at a closed entrance to the national Jingshen Expressway near Qinhuangdao City, north China's Hebei Province, Feb. 18, 2009. Rain and snowfall have helped ease a severe drought in northern and eastern China. (Xinhua/Liu Guangyu)

Two Chinese walk past an ox statue during a snowfall in the costal city of Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Feb. 18, 2009. Rain and snowfall have helped ease a severe drought in northern and eastern China. (Xinhua/Lv Wenzheng)

Chinese children play with snowballs after a winter snowfall in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Feb. 18, 2009. Rain and snowfall have helped ease a severe drought in northern and eastern China. (Xinhua/Lu Guozhong)

Two Chinese elders wash their body with winter snow prior to swim at an open pool during a snowfall in the costal city of Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Feb. 18, 2009. Rain and snowfall have helped ease a severe drought in northern and eastern China. (Xinhua/Lv Wenzheng)

A Chinese armed police soldier stands guard on the Tian'anmen Square during a snowfall in Beijing Feb. 18, 2009. Rain and snowfall have helped ease a severe drought in northern and eastern China. (Xinhua/Zhuo Ensen)

Vehicles queue up during a snowfall at a closed entrance to the national Jingshen Expressway near Qinhuangdao City, north China's Hebei Province, Feb. 18, 2009.

Rain and snowfall have helped ease a severe drought in northern and eastern China.

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