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Worst drought in 6 decades hits Wuhan

2011-05-27 02:46:37 GMT2011-05-27 10:46:37(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A farmer and a buffalo are seen in a dried-up pool in Huangpi District of Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, May 25, 2011. Wuhan has suffered the most severe drought in the same period over the past 6 decades, while a total precipitation of 132.9 millimeters during the past 6 months was equal to that of one month in normal years here. (Xinhua/Zheng Feng)

A farmer works in a dried-up pool in Huangpi District of Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, May 25, 2011. Wuhan has suffered the most severe drought in the same period over the past 6 decades, while a total precipitation of 132.9 millimeters during the past 6 months was equal to that of one month in normal years here. (Xinhua/Zheng Feng)

A farmer squats in a dried-up pool in Huangpi District of Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, May 25, 2011. Wuhan has suffered the most severe drought in the same period over the past 6 decades, while a total precipitation of 132.9 millimeters during the past 6 months was equal to that of one month in normal years here. (Xinhua/Zheng Feng)

Wuhan has suffered the most severe drought in the same period over the past 6 decades, while a total precipitation of 132.9 millimeters during the past 6 months was equal to that of one month in normal years here.

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