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Serious drought plagues C. China's Hubei

2011-05-05 03:02:10 GMT2011-05-05 11:02:10(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Photo taken on May 4, 2011 shows cracked soil caused by draught in Dawu County in central China's Hubei Province. A serious drought has hit Hubei Province since November of 2010, bringing one-third of its counties and cities under serious water shortage. (Xinhua/Hao Tongqian)

A cow rests on a field on which ploughing and sowing work has been delayed by continuous drought in Dawu County in central China's Hubei Province, May 4, 2011. A serious drought has hit Hubei Province since November of 2010, bringing one-third of its counties and cities under serious water shortage. (Xinhua/Hao Tongqian)

Photo taken on May 4, 2011 shows the Xiadian River, nearly dried up by continuous drought, which is the main source of drinking water to 15,000 residents living in Xiadian Township of Dawu County in central China's Hubei Province. A serious drought has hit the Hubei Province since November of 2010, bringing one-third of its counties and cities under serious water shortage. (Xinhua/Hao Tongqian)

Guo Bingfang pumps water from a well at her home in Dawu County in central China's Hubei Province, May 4, 2011. A serious drought has hit Hubei Province since November of 2010, bringing one-third of its counties and cities under serious water shortage. (Xinhua/Hao Tongqian)

A serious drought has hit Hubei Province since November of 2010, bringing one-third of its counties and cities under serious water shortage.

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