Tue, March 01, 2011
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Drought area shrinks in central, E China

2011-03-01 08:07:06 GMT2011-03-01 16:07:06(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Photo taken on March 1, 2011 shows the snow-covered wheat in Liuji Township of Zhongmou County, central China's Henan Province. The size of drought-stricken areas in Henan Province is significantly smaller after continuous rain and snow. Local farmers seized the oppotunity to fertilize fields. (Xinhua/Zhao Peng)

Farmers scatter fertilizer in garlic field in Liuji Township of Zhongmou County, central China's Henan Province, March 1, 2011. (Xinhua/Zhao Peng)

Farmers are on their way to fertilize wheat field in Liuji Township of Zhongmou County, central China's Henan Province, March 1, 2011. (Xinhua/Zhao Peng)

Farmers examine the growth of wheat after snowfall, in Dongcang Village of Zaozhuang City, east China's Shandong Province, March 1, 2011. (Xinhua/Bi Huaming)

Farmers examine the growth of wheat after snowfall, in Yancheng County of Linyi City, east China's Shandong Province, March 1, 2011. (Xinhua/Zhang Chunlei)

Farmers fertilize wheat field after snowfall, in Yancheng County of Linyi City, east China's Shandong Province, March 1, 2011.(Xinhua/Zhang Chunlei)

The size of drought-stricken areas in Henan Province is significantly smaller after continuous rain and snow. Local farmers seized the oppotunity to fertilize fields.

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