Mon, February 06, 2012
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Cold wave grips Inner Mongolia

2012-02-06 06:41:05 GMT2012-02-06 14:41:05(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A citizen looks out through a window coverd by ice in Yakeshi, Hulun Buir, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Feb. 5, 2012. (Xinhua/Yu Changjun)

Two persons are seen near the ice outside a public bathhouse in Yakeshi, Hulun Buir, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Feb. 5, 2012. (Xinhua/Yu Changjun)

The ice is seen outside a public bathhouse in Yakeshi, Hulun Buir, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Feb. 5, 2012. (Xinhua/Yu Changjun)

By Feb. 2, 2012, the temperature in most places of Hulun Buir stayed below minus 40 degrees centigrade consecutively for 9 days.

More than 500 cattle and sheep were killed by the coldness. China's Central Meteorological Station on Sunday issued a cold wave warning for areas of north and east China in the following days. In some areas, the temperature may drop by 10 to 14 degrees centigrade.

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