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Drought hits C. China

2011-02-09 01:46:36 GMT2011-02-09 09:46:36(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A fisherman walks on the dried-up riverbed of Xiangjiang River in Changsha, capital of Central China’s Hunan province, on Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 after the lengthy drought that has affected much of the country lowered the level of the water. China's winter wheat harvest is at risk because of a drought that has also led to shortages of drinking water for people and livestock, the U.N. food agency said. [Photo/Xinhua]

A fishing boat flounders on a dried-up part of Xiangjiang River in Changsha, capital of Central China’s Hunan province, on Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 after the lengthy drought that has affected much of the country lowered the level of the water. [Photo/Xinhua]

The dried-up riverbed of Xiangjiang River is seen in Changsha, capital of Central China’s Hunan province, Feb 8, 2011.China's winter wheat harvest is at risk because of a drought that has also led to shortages of drinking water for people and livestock, the U.N. food agency said. [Photo/Xinhua]

The dried-up riverbed of Xiangjiang River is seen in Changsha, capital of Central China’s Hunan province, Feb 8, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

China's winter wheat harvest is at risk because of a drought that has also led to shortages of drinking water for people and livestock, the U.N. food agency said.

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