Mon, March 22, 2010
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Thunderstorm fails to ease drought in SW China

2010-03-22 02:30:25 GMT2010-03-22 10:30:25 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Photo taken early March 21, 2010 shows a thunder flash lighting up the sky over Luoping County, southwest China's Yunnan Province. The thunderbolt lasted for about half an hour on Sunday but resulted in little rainfall, failing to ease the severe drought ravaging the region since last October. (Xinhua/Mao Hong)

Photo taken early March 21, 2010 shows a thunder flash lighting up the sky over Luoping County, southwest China's Yunnan Province. (Xinhua/Mao Hong)

Photo taken early March 21, 2010 shows a thunder flash lighting up the sky over Luoping County, southwest China's Yunnan Province. (Xinhua/Mao Hong)

Photo taken early March 21, 2010 shows a thunder flash lighting up the sky over Luoping County, southwest China's Yunnan Province. (Xinhua/Mao Hong)

Photo taken early March 21, 2010 shows a thunder flash lighting up the sky over Luoping County, southwest China's Yunnan Province. The thunderbolt lasted for about half an hour on Sunday but resulted in little rainfall, failing to ease the severe drought ravaging the region since last October.

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