Mon, August 30, 2010
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Rescuers finish draining barrier lake in mudslide-hit Zhouqu

2010-08-30 13:38:41 GMT2010-08-30 21:38:41 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Soldiers sterilize a street in Zhouqu County, northwest China's Gansu Province, on Aug. 30, 2010. Chinese rescuers Monday finished draining the stagnant water in the barrier lake formed after a mudslide blocked the Bailong River in Zhouqu County 23 days ago. (Xinhua/Liang Qiang)

A rescuer sterilizes a street and builidings by the riverside trading center of Zhouqu County, northwest China's Gansu Province, on Aug. 30, 2010. Chinese rescuers Monday finished draining the stagnant water in the barrier lake formed after a mudslide blocked the Bailong River in Zhouqu County 23 days ago. (Xinhua/Liang Qiang)

Photo taken on Aug. 30, 2010 shows a street covered with silt in Zhouqu County, northwest China's Gansu Province. Chinese rescuers Monday finished draining the stagnant water in the barrier lake formed after a mudslide blocked the Bailong River in Zhouqu County 23 days ago. (Xinhua/Liang Qiang)

Soldiers work to clear the streets of Zhouqu County, northwest China's Gansu Province, on Aug. 30, 2010. Chinese rescuers Monday finished draining the stagnant water in the barrier lake formed after a mudslide blocked the Bailong River in Zhouqu County 23 days ago. (Xinhua/Liang Qiang)

A 3-meter wide channel is made in front of the riverside trading center of Zhouqu County, northwest China's Gansu Province, on Aug. 30, 2010. Chinese rescuers Monday finished draining the stagnant water in the barrier lake formed after a mudslide blocked the Bailong River in Zhouqu County 23 days ago. (Xinhua/Liang Qiang)

Soldiers work to clear the Chengguan Bridge of Zhouqu County, northwest China's Gansu Province, on Aug. 30, 2010. Chinese rescuers Monday finished draining the stagnant water in the barrier lake formed after a mudslide blocked the Bailong River in Zhouqu County 23 days ago. (Xinhua/Liang Qiang)

Chinese rescuers Monday finished draining the stagnant water in the barrier lake formed after a mudslide blocked the Bailong River in Zhouqu County 23 days ago.

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