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Lingering drought disrupts lives of 6 million in SW China

2012-02-21 07:04:09 GMT2012-02-21 15:04:09(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Villagers queue to get water from a water wagon in Xiayugu Village, Luliang City of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Feb. 20, 2012. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

Villagers queue to get water from a water wagon in Xiayugu Village, Luliang City of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Feb. 20, 2012. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

Villagers carry water back home in Xiayugu Village, Luliang City of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Feb. 20, 2012. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

Villagers carry water back home in Xiayugu Village, Luliang City of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Feb. 20, 2012. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

Villagers queue to get water from a water wagon in Xiayugu Village, Luliang City of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Feb. 20, 2012. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

Villagers queue to get water from a water wagon in Xiayugu Village, Luliang City of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Feb. 20, 2012.

The local government sends more than 100,000 metric tons of drinking water each day to local villagers who have been seriously affected by the drought.

The drought has left more than 20,000 people and 20,000 livestock here short of drinking water.

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