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Poyang Lake in E China dry after less rain

2011-05-05 08:25:34 GMT2011-05-05 16:25:34(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

A fishing boat is stranded on the cracked bed of Poyang Lake in Jiujiang, East China's Jiangxi province, May 4, 2011. The lake is drying up because of less rainfall this year. (Xinhua Photo/Zhang Jun)

Poyang Lake's bed is exposed to the dry air in Jiujiang, East China's Jiangxi province, May 4, 2011. (Xinhua Photo/Zhang Jun)

Rocks of a barrier are seen by a port of Poyang Lake in Jiujiang, East China's Jiangxi province, after the water recedes on May 3, 2011. (Xinhua Photo/Zhang Jun)

Two fishermen collect abandoned fishing net in Poyang Lake in Jiujiang, East China's Jiangxi province, May 4, 2011. (Xinhua Photo/Zhang Jun)

Weed is seen growing in the dried bed of Poyang Lake in Jiujiang, East China's Jiangxi province, May 4, 2011. (Xinhua Photo/Zhang Jun)

Poyang Lake in Jiujiang, East China's Jiangxi province, is drying up because of less rainfall this year.

The precipitation in Jiangxi province is about 50 percent less than in previous years.

(China Daily/SINA)
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