Tue, January 11, 2011
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South China dealing with big chill

2011-01-11 08:17:18 GMT2011-01-11 16:17:18 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Electricians and local farmers make joint efforts to carry a pole in Tonglian Township of Liuzhou City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Jan. 10, 2011.

Electricians and local farmers make joint efforts to carry a pole in Tonglian Township of Liuzhou City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Jan. 10, 2011. (Xinhua/Zhang Yaohua)

Children escorted by their parents head home on an icy mountain road after school in Dayuan village, Quanzhou county, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Jan 10, 2011. (Xinhua)

Children gather in an icy playground to wait for their parents and teacher to take them home after school in Dayuan village, Quanzhou county, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Jan 10, 2011. (Xinhua)

A villager checks frozen vegetable at Beijiang Village, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Jan. 8, 2011. An estimated number of 350,564 people were affected by recent icy rain in Guilin of Guangxi. (Xinhua/Chen Ruihua)

A technician examines a snow-covered bamboo bush at Beijiang Village, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Jan. 8, 2011. An estimated number of 350,564 people were affected by recent icy rain in Guilin of Guangxi. (Xinhua/Chen Ruihua)

The recent freezing weather caused disruptions on some power lines in this area. With local farmers, electricians of Guangxi Water Resources & Electric Power Group worked at below minus five Celsius degrees in a mountain whose altitude was more than 1, 200 meters. As of Monday, the power supply of most local villages has been resumed.

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