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Beijing embraces second snowfall this winter

2011-02-13 06:46:33 GMT2011-02-13 14:46:33(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Tourists are seen in the Tian'anmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 13, 2011. Beijing embraced the second snowfall this winter since Saturday night. (Xinhua/Gong Lei)

An armed policeman stands guard in the Tian'anmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 13, 2011. Beijing embraced the second snowfall this winter since Saturday night. (Xinhua/Gong Lei)

A pet dog is seen in snow in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 13, 2011. Beijing embraced the second snowfall this winter since Saturday night. (Xinhua/Wang Jianhua)

Photo taken on Feb. 13, 2011 shows tricycles covered in snow by the Drum Tower of Beijing, capital of China. Beijing embraced the second snowfall this winter since Saturday night. (Xinhua/Ma Sa)

Photo taken on Feb. 13, 2011 shows the Drum Tower of Beijing, capital of China. Beijing embraced the second snowfall this winter since Saturday night. (Xinhua/Ma Sa)

BEIJING - Snow fell again in Beijing Saturday night, three days after the city had its first snow this winter.

Snow continued falling on Sunday morning but was forecasted to stop in the daytime.

More than 3,583 people and 768 vehicles have been mobilized since Saturday to clear the snow on major roads of Beijing to ensure road transportation, according to the city transportation departments.

Beijing had its first snow of the winter Wednesday and Thursday after 108 days of zero precipitation.

The city's rainmakers reportedly dispersed silver iodide into the air to create artificial snow.

Meteorologists said the first snowfall in Beijing had helped ease the pressure of drought.

Beijing weather department said Saturday the city would again boost precipitation by seeding clouds.

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