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SW China drought leaves remote village thirsty

2012-02-09 07:41:00 GMT2012-02-09 15:41:00(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Zhang Xuexian distributes water at Zhangjiacun village in Chuxiong Yi autonomous prefecture, Southwest China's Yunnan province, Feb 8, 2012. The village has been hit by drought for the third consecutive year, driving people to travel more than 10 kilometers to get water. Local governments said they are applying for relief money to help with the problem. [Photo/Xinhua]

Villagers wait for water distribution at Zhangjiacun village, Feb 8, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]

Women carry water home, Feb 8, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]

Villagers wait for water distribution at Zhangjiacun village, Feb 8, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]

The Zhangjiacun village in Chuxiong Yi autonomous prefecture, Southwest China's Yunnan province, has been hit by drought for the third consecutive year, driving people to travel more than 10 kilometers to get water. Local governments said they are applying for relief money to help with the problem.

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