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February 12, 2009 
Girls play in a deserted boat on a dry lake caused by a lack of water upstream in Zhengzhou, Henan province... 
Zhengzhou, China 
Girls play in deserted boat on dry lake caused by lack of water upstream in Zhengzhou, Henan province... 
Girls play in a deserted boat on a dry lake caused by a lack of water upstream in Zhengzhou, Henan province February 12, 2009. Dry weather will continue in China's major wheat producing regions, but reservoirs have enough water to meet demand in the peak period and timely irrigation could reduce the damage, a senior drought relief official said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA) For best quality see GM1E57U1F8901 
CHINA/
RTR1PG7I 
May 07, 2007 
A motorcyclist wears a scarf to protect herself against dust as she rides on a windy day in Shenyang,... 
Shenyang, China 
A motorcyclist wears a scarf to protect herself against dust as she rides on a windy day in Shenyang 
A motorcyclist wears a scarf to protect herself against dust as she rides on a windy day in Shenyang, capital of Liaoning province, May 7, 2007. Northern China generates duststorms and sandstorms almost every spring because of drought, overuse of agricultural land and topographic peculiarities. Picture taken May 7, 2007. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA) 
CHINA-LAKE/
RTS2VKV1 
December 20, 2019 
The abandoned boats lie on the dried lake bed of Poyang Lake, China's largest freshwater lake, in Jiujiang,... 
Jiujiang, China 
The Wider Image: Fishermen cry foul as China bids to fix drought-hit lake 
The abandoned boats lie on the dried lake bed of Poyang Lake, China's largest freshwater lake, in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China, December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song SEARCH "POYANG LAKE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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RTS2VKV7 
December 20, 2019 
A boat sits on the dried lake bed of Poyang Lake, China's largest freshwater lake, in Jiujiang, Jiangxi... 
Jiujiang, China 
The Wider Image: Fishermen cry foul as China bids to fix drought-hit lake 
A boat sits on the dried lake bed of Poyang Lake, China's largest freshwater lake, in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song SEARCH "POYANG LAKE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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RTX1W05H 
November 26, 2015 
Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa presents the briefcase carrying the 2016 National Budget... 
Harare, Zimbabwe 
Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa presents the briefcase carrying the 2016 National Budget... 
Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa presents the briefcase carrying the 2016 National Budget in Harare, November 26, 2015. Zimbabwe expects faster economic growth of 2.7 percent in 2016 but sees potential risks from a possible slowdown in China's economy, low commodity prices and a possible drought, the finance minister said on Thursday. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CLIMATE-IPCC/CHINA
RTX13WEF 
September 23, 2013 
Remains of an abandon farm stand near the dried up Shiyang river on the outskirts of Minqin town, Gansu... 
MINQIN, China 
Remains of an abandon farm stand near the dried up Shiyang river on the outskirts of Minqin town, Gansu... 
Remains of an abandon farm stand near the dried up Shiyang river on the outskirts of Minqin town, Gansu province September 19, 2013. Beijing blames climate change for wreaking havoc on scarce water resources, but critics say the country's headlong drive to build its industrial prowess and huge hydro projects are just as responsible. Hundreds of rivers have already vanished in northwestern Gansu, one of the country's driest regions. In the town of Minqin, residents said the problem was not new, with the nearby Shiyang river disappearing not because of temperature rises, but because a vast upstream reservoir built two decades ago to irrigate a large farm cut off their supply. Picture taken September 19, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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RTX13WE3 
September 23, 2013 
Farmers remove a dead tree from a field near the dried up Shiyang river on the outskirts of Minqin town,... 
MINQIN, China 
Farmers remove a dead tree from a field near the dried up Shiyang river on the outskirts of Minqin town,... 
Farmers remove a dead tree from a field near the dried up Shiyang river on the outskirts of Minqin town, Gansu province September 18, 2013. Beijing blames climate change for wreaking havoc on scarce water resources, but critics say the country's headlong drive to build its industrial prowess and huge hydro projects are just as responsible. Hundreds of rivers have already vanished in northwestern Gansu, one of the country's driest regions. In the town of Minqin, residents said the problem was not new, with the nearby Shiyang river disappearing not because of temperature rises, but because a vast upstream reservoir built two decades ago to irrigate a large farm cut off their supply. Picture taken September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS AGRICULTURE SOCIETY)

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CHINA/
RTX12KOS 
August 14, 2013 
A man scoops fish from a partially dried-up pond in Xinchang county, Zhejiang province August 13, 2013.... 
XINCHANG, China 
A man scoops fish from a partially dried-up pond in Xinchang county 
A man scoops fish from a partially dried-up pond in Xinchang county, Zhejiang province August 13, 2013. China's top meteorological authority on Tuesday continued to warn of prolonged heat that has afflicted central and eastern China since July. Lingering drought has caused severe damage to agricultural products, leaving millions of people and cattle short of drinking water, Xinhua News Agency reported. Picture taken August 13, 2013. REUTERS/William Hong (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT FOOD) 
CHINA/
RTX12KOR 
August 14, 2013 
A man carrying buckets walks to fetch water as ducks swim on a partially dried-up reservoir in Xinchang... 
XINCHANG, China 
A man carrying buckets walks to fetch water as ducks swim on a partially dried-up reservoir in Xinchang... 
A man carrying buckets walks to fetch water as ducks swim on a partially dried-up reservoir in Xinchang county, Zhejiang province August 13, 2013. China's top meteorological authority on Tuesday continued to warn of prolonged heat that has afflicted central and eastern China since July. Lingering drought has caused severe damage to agricultural products, leaving millions of people and cattle short of drinking water, Xinhua News Agency reported. Picture taken August 13, 2013. REUTERS/William Hong (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
CHINA-RESERVES/
RTR38F74 
September 25, 2012 
A woman sits on a pile of corn as she removes the husks on a road located on the outskirts of Beijing... 
Beijing, China 
A woman sits on a pile of corn as she removes the husks on a road located on the outskirts of Beijing... 
A woman sits on a pile of corn as she removes the husks on a road located on the outskirts of Beijing September 25, 2012. In August, China said it would release corn and rice from state reserves to help tame inflation and reduce imports as the worst U.S. drought in half a century pushes corn prices to global records, creating fears of a world food crisis. Picture taken September 25, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY AGRICULTURE BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
CHINA-FLOODS/
RTR2NZFU 
June 23, 2011 
A man rides an electric bike as a pedestrian carries an umbrella during a heavy rain storm in Beijing... 
Beijing, China 
A man rides an electric bike as a pedestrian carries an umbrella during a heavy rain storm in Beijing... 
A man rides an electric bike as a pedestrian carries an umbrella during a heavy rain storm in Beijing June 23, 2011. Torrential rains in parts of central and southern China have ended a drought in many areas, but now threaten the Yangtze River basin and nearby provinces with floods and mudslides that have killed at least 105 people. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
CHINA-DROUGHT/
RTR2N44C 
May 31, 2011 
A farmer washes himself near the edge of the knee-deep Neijing River near the city of Honghu in central... 
HONGHU, China 
A farmer washes himself near the edge of the knee-deep Neijing River near the city of Honghu in central... 
A farmer washes himself near the edge of the knee-deep Neijing River near the city of Honghu in central China's Hubei Province May 30, 2011. The river is normally many metres deep at this time of year, but local fishermen say its the lowest they have seen it in 70 years. Almost 35 million people across five provinces on the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze have been affected to different degrees by the drought, the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs said last week. Farmers said they would need generous rainfall in coming weeks, or the first of their two annual rice crops could wither and die, and more of the thousands of fish and crab farms could lose all their stock. Millions of farmers in Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi and other provinces face similar threats of damaged or even lost rice crops. Picture taken May 30, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY AGRICULTURE) 
CHINA-DROUGHT/
RTR2N443 
May 31, 2011 
Fishermen row a boat in the knee-deep Neijing River near the city of Honghu in central China's Hubei... 
HONGHU, China 
Fishermen row a boat in the knee-deep Neijing River near the city of Honghu in central China's Hubei... 
Fishermen row a boat in the knee-deep Neijing River near the city of Honghu in central China's Hubei Province May 30, 2011. The river is normally many metres deep at this time of year, but local fishermen say its the lowest they have seen it in 70 years. Almost 35 million people across five provinces on the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze have been affected to different degrees by the drought, the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs said last week. Farmers said they would need generous rainfall in coming weeks, or the first of their two annual rice crops could wither and die, and more of the thousands of fish and crab farms could lose all their stock. Millions of farmers in Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi and other provinces face similar threats of damaged or even lost rice crops. Picture taken May 30, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY AGRICULTURE IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
CHINA-DROUGHT/
RTR2N2XT 
May 30, 2011 
A farmer carrying buckets walks along an almost empty irrigation channel from the Neijing River, near... 
HONGHU, China 
A farmer carrying buckets walks along an almost empty irrigation channel from the Neijing River, near... 
A farmer carrying buckets walks along an almost empty irrigation channel from the Neijing River, near the city of Honghu in central China's Hubei Province May 30, 2011. Almost 35 million people across five provinces on the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze have been affected to different degrees by the drought, the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs said last week. That number includes 4.2 million who have difficulty getting drinkable water. Direct economic losses are nearing 15 billion yuan ($2.3 billion), it said. Farmers said they would need generous rainfall in coming weeks, or the first of their two annual rice crops could wither and die, and more of the thousands of fish and crab farms could lose all their stock. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
CHINA-DROUGHT/
RTR2N2YB 
May 30, 2011 
Workers on river-boats fill bags of gravel after removing it from the banks of the near-empty Neijing... 
HONGHU, China 
Workers on river-boats fill bags of gravel after removing it from the banks of the near-empty Neijing... 
Workers on river-boats fill bags of gravel after removing it from the banks of the near-empty Neijing River, near the city of Honghu in central China's Hubei Province May 30, 2011. Almost 35 million people across five provinces on the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze have been affected to different degrees by the drought, the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs said last week. That number includes 4.2 million who have difficulty getting drinkable water. Direct economic losses are nearing 15 billion yuan ($2.3 billion), it said. Farmers said they would need generous rainfall in coming weeks, or the first of their two annual rice crops could wither and die, and more of the thousands of fish and crab farms could lose all their stock. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ODDLY) 
CHINA-DROUGHT/
RTR2N2YR 
May 30, 2011 
A farmer wades through what water remains in the Neijing River, near the city of Honghu in central China's... 
HONGHU, China 
A farmer wades through what water remains in the Neijing River, near the city of Honghu in central China's... 
A farmer wades through what water remains in the Neijing River, near the city of Honghu in central China's Hubei Province May 30, 2011. Almost 35 million people across five provinces on the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze have been affected to different degrees by the drought, the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs said last week. That number includes 4.2 million who have difficulty getting drinkable water. Direct economic losses are nearing 15 billion yuan ($2.3 billion), it said. Farmers said they would need generous rainfall in coming weeks, or the first of their two annual rice crops could wither and die, and more of the thousands of fish and crab farms could lose all their stock. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY BUSINESS) 
CHINA-DROUGHT/
RTR2N2XM 
May 29, 2011 
Rice and crab farmer Pi Xiaozhen, wearing a traditional cone-shaped Chinese farming hat, walks past a... 
WANGHU, China 
Rice and crab farmer Pi, wearing a traditional cone-shaped Chinese farming hat, walks past a boat floating... 
Rice and crab farmer Pi Xiaozhen, wearing a traditional cone-shaped Chinese farming hat, walks past a boat floating on a pond used to raise crabs, near the village of Wanghu in central China's Hubei Province May 30, 2011. Almost 35 million people across five provinces on the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze have been affected to different degrees by the drought, the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs said last week. That number includes 4.2 million who have difficulty getting drinkable water, with direct economic losses nearing 15 billion yuan ($2.3 billion), it said. Farmers said they would need generous rainfall in coming weeks, or the first of their two annual rice crops could wither and die, and more of the thousands of fish and crab farms could lose all their stock. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) 
CHINA-DROUGHT/
RTR2N1FP 
May 29, 2011 
A fishing boat and a houseboat (background) lie stranded among fishing net poles at a dried-up portion... 
HONGHU, China 
A fishing boat and a houseboat lie stranded among fishing net poles at a dried-up portion of Honghu Lake,... 
A fishing boat and a houseboat (background) lie stranded among fishing net poles at a dried-up portion of Honghu Lake, near Honghu city in central China's Hubei province, May 29, 2011. Honghu Lake, China's seventh-largest freshwater lake, is suffering from the worst drought in 70 years, having received just 144 millimetres of rainfall from January 21 to May 21 this year, only 21 percent of the amount recorded during the same period last year, according to Chen Gang, chief engineer of the flood control and drought relief headquarters of Honghu city. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: AGRICULTURE DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) 
CHINA-DROUGHT/
RTR2N1HD 
May 29, 2011 
Water-level gauges are seen in front of stranded boats and fishing net poles, which are normally almost... 
HONGHU, China 
Water-level gauges are seen in front of stranded boats and fishing net poles, which are normally almost... 
Water-level gauges are seen in front of stranded boats and fishing net poles, which are normally almost completely underwater at this time of the year, at Honghu Lake, near Honghu city in central China's Hubei province, May 29, 2011. Honghu Lake, China's seventh-largest freshwater lake, is suffering from the worst drought in 70 years, having received just 144 millimetres of rainfall from January 21 to May 21 this year, only 21 percent of the amount recorded during the same period last year, according to Chen Gang, chief engineer of the flood control and drought relief headquarters of Honghu city. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: AGRICULTURE DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) 
CHINA-DROUGHT/
RTR2N1GV 
May 29, 2011 
A farmer's hat is seen on a dried-up portion of an irrigation canal leading from Honghu Lake, as a fisherman... 
HONGHU, China 
A farmer's hat is seen on a dried-up portion of an irrigation canal leading from Honghu Lake, as a fisherman... 
A farmer's hat is seen on a dried-up portion of an irrigation canal leading from Honghu Lake, as a fisherman manoeuvres his boat with a pole on the canal near Honghu city in central China's Hubei province, May 29, 2011. Honghu Lake, China's seventh-largest freshwater lake, is suffering from the worst drought in 70 years, having received just 144 millimetres of rainfall from January 21 to May 21 this year, only 21 percent of the amount recorded during the same period last year, according to Chen Gang, chief engineer of the flood control and drought relief headquarters of Honghu city. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: AGRICULTURE DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) 
CHINA
RTR2M1SN 
May 06, 2011 
A flock of snipes rests at a swamp near a land reclamation project on the Yalu River Estuary Nature Reserve... 
Dandong, China 
A flock of snipes rest at a swamp near a land reclamation project on the Yalu River Estuary Nature Reserve... 
A flock of snipes rests at a swamp near a land reclamation project on the Yalu River Estuary Nature Reserve in the border city of Dandong, Liaoning province May 5, 2011. Spanning an area of around 100,000 hectares, the nature reserve encompasses a diverse ecosystem of plants, wild birds and fish. It is also an important habitat for migratory birds for the world's ten flyways, supporting some endangered species of migratory birds, according to local media. Picture taken May 5, 2011. REUTERS/Jacky Chen (CHINA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
CHINA-WHEAT DROUGHT
RTR2J0P6 
February 24, 2011 
A woman burns the remains of a crop in the dried-up bed of the Miyun reservoir near the village of Zhuanghuyu,... 
Beijing, China 
A woman burns the remains of a crop in the dried-up bed of the Miyun reservoir near the village of Zhuanghuyu,... 
A woman burns the remains of a crop in the dried-up bed of the Miyun reservoir near the village of Zhuanghuyu, located 80 kilometres north of Beijing February 23, 2011. The coming precipitation in China's northern wheat areas will be "very favorable" to wheat growth and will relieve the ongoing drought, the Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement published on its website on Wednesday. The drought-hit wheat areas also declined to 5.91 million hectares from the earlier amount of 6.06 million hectares, said the ministry. Picture taken February 23, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS AGRICULTURE) 
CHINA-WEATHER/GRAINS
RTXXOAQ 
February 10, 2011 
A rabbit sculpture is carried away from the Ditan temple fair after a snowfall in Beijing, February 10,... 
Beijing, China 
A rabbit sculpture is carried away after a snowfall in Beijing 
A rabbit sculpture is carried away from the Ditan temple fair after a snowfall in Beijing, February 10, 2011. Snow across some drought-hit parts of north and central China brought limited respite from a drought threatening winter wheat crops that has fueled talk of higher global prices, state forecasters said on Thursday. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) 
CHINA/
RTXX9XA 
January 30, 2011 
71-year-old farmer Qi Aiyun checks on her withered wheat plants in a dry field on the outskirts of Juancheng,... 
Juancheng, China 
71-year-old farmer Qi Aiyun checks on her withered wheat plants in a dry field on the outskirts of Juancheng... 
71-year-old farmer Qi Aiyun checks on her withered wheat plants in a dry field on the outskirts of Juancheng, Shandong province January 30, 2011. Temperature will rise in most parts of China over the coming three days but no rain or snow will fall to alleviate the drought in northern parts of the country, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) said Sunday. REUTERS/Sheng Li (CHINA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT) 
CHINA-RAREEARTHS/
RTXTVUZ 
October 27, 2010 
A stalk of wild grass grows off soil from an old site of a rare earth metals mine on the outskirts of... 
LONGNAN, China 
A stalk of wild grass grows off soil from an old site of a rare earth metals mine on the outskirts of... 
A stalk of wild grass grows off soil from an old site of a rare earth metals mine on the outskirts of Longnan county, in Jiangxi Province October 27, 2010. The near monopoly China has in producing 97 percent of the world's supply of rare earths has been well-known among industrial users for years, but came under the international spotlight after reports Beijing halted shipments to Japan over a territorial dispute with Tokyo last month. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
CHINA-DROUGHT/
RTXBVRT 
February 21, 2009 
A farmer uses a hose to irrigate his crops in a field near the town of Nanyang in Henan province February... 
Nanyang, China 
Farmer uses hose to irrigate his crops in field near Nanyang in Henan province 
A farmer uses a hose to irrigate his crops in a field near the town of Nanyang in Henan province February 21, 2009. The area of farmland threatened by drought in China has dropped below average after snow and rain led two provinces to downgrade their emergency response, the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA) 
CHINA
RTXBT0H 
February 19, 2009 
A fisherman stands as he steers his boat along the Danjiangkou Dam after leaving from his village called... 
XICHUAN, China 
A fisherman stands as he steers his boat along the Danjiangkou Dam after leaving from his village called... 
A fisherman stands as he steers his boat along the Danjiangkou Dam after leaving from his village called Shizigang in Henan province February 19, 2009. Many of the fishermen living along the shores of the dam are also farmers that grow crops to supplement their family's diets. But due to the recent severe drought and not being allowed to irrigate using water from the dam, their crops have died and they are dependant on selling their catch to buy food. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA) 
CHINA-DROUGHT/
RTXBRDG 
February 18, 2009 
A farmer carries an umbrella as she throws fertilizer onto her field of winter wheat crop as rain falls... 
Zhengzhou, China 
A farmer carries an umbrella as she throws fertilizer onto her field of winter wheat crop as rain falls... 
A farmer carries an umbrella as she throws fertilizer onto her field of winter wheat crop as rain falls on the outskirts of the town of Xichuan, Henan province February 18, 2009. The government of one of China's big farming provinces, Henan, said last week that wheat production will probably not fall despite a widespread drought, adding to signs that damage from the dry spell is so far limited. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA) 
CHINA-SNOW/
RTXBR2A 
February 18, 2009 
A view from outside the Forbidden City, after a snowfall in Beijing February 18, 2009. China took credit... 
Beijing, China 
A view from outside the Forbidden City, after a snowfall in Beijing 
A view from outside the Forbidden City, after a snowfall in Beijing February 18, 2009. China took credit on Tuesday for the first snowfall of the winter in Beijing, saying it fired sticks of chemicals into the sky to seed clouds in a bid to end a persistent drought. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA) 
CHINA-SNOW/
RTXBQA1 
February 17, 2009 
Snow falls over the Wumen Gate of the Forbidden City at night in Beijing February 17, 2009. China took... 
Beijing, China 
Snow falls over the Wumen Gate of the Forbidden City at night in Beijing 
Snow falls over the Wumen Gate of the Forbidden City at night in Beijing February 17, 2009. China took credit on Tuesday for the first snowfall of the winter in Beijing, saying it fired sticks of chemicals into the sky to seed clouds in a bid to end a persistent drought. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA) 
CHINA-SNOW/
RTXBQ9H 
February 17, 2009 
People walk past the Wumen Gate of the Forbidden City during a snowfall at night, in Beijing February... 
Beijing, China 
People walk past the Wumen Gate of Forbidden City during snowfall in Beijing 
People walk past the Wumen Gate of the Forbidden City during a snowfall at night, in Beijing February 17, 2009. China took credit on Tuesday for the first snowfall of the winter in Beijing, saying it fired sticks of chemicals into the sky to seed clouds in a bid to end a persistent drought. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA) 
CHINA-DROUGHT/
RTXBNCN 
February 15, 2009 
A farmer and his daughter fill buckets with water from a communal pipe to carry to their fields to water... 
Zhengzhou, China 
Farmer and his daughter fill buckets with water to carry to their fields to water their crops near village... 
A farmer and his daughter fill buckets with water from a communal pipe to carry to their fields to water their crops near the village of Zhudong, located 120 kilometres (75 miles) south of Zhengzhou in Henan province February 15, 2009. Severe drought in China has spread, cutting off drinking water for nearly 4 million people and 1.85 million head of livestock, the government announced last week. An area across China totalling 9.67 million hectares has been affected, with estimated precipitation levels 70 to 90 percent lower than in normal years. The government of one of China's big farming provinces, Henan, announced however that wheat production will probably not fall despite the drought, but farmers are not yet in the clear as damage could worsen if crops are starved of water during their critical growing phase in March and April. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA) 
CHINA/
RTXBJAU 
February 12, 2009 
A boat is seen on the bank of a semi-dry lake in the drought-affected area on the outskirts of Zhengzhou,... 
Zhengzhou, China 
Boat is seen on bank of semi-dry lake in drought-affected area on outskirts of Zhengzhou, Henan province... 
A boat is seen on the bank of a semi-dry lake in the drought-affected area on the outskirts of Zhengzhou, Henan province February 12, 2009. Dry weather will continue in China's major wheat producing regions, but reservoirs have enough water to meet demand in the peak period and timely irrigation could reduce the damage, a senior drought relief official said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA) 
CHINA-DROUGHT/
RTXBA8H 
February 06, 2009 
A farmer digs a trench to allow water to irrigate his field planted with winter wheat crop near the village... 
Beijing, China 
A farmer digs a trench to allow water to irrigate his field planted with winter wheat crop near the village... 
A farmer digs a trench to allow water to irrigate his field planted with winter wheat crop near the village of Lidong, located around 350 kilometres (217 miles) south of Beijing February 5, 2009. Drought-hit areas of northern central China are likely to see some rain over the weekend, Yu Xinwen, spokesman for China Meteorological Administration, said in a webcast on Friday. Picture taken February 5, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA) 
CHINA-DROUGHT/
RTXB90B 
February 05, 2009 
A shepherd watches over his flock of goats and sheep on a drought-ridden field near the village of Houyan,... 
Beijing, China 
A shepherd watches over his flock of goats and sheep on a drought-ridden field near the village of Houyan,... 
A shepherd watches over his flock of goats and sheep on a drought-ridden field near the village of Houyan, located around 400 kilometres (248 miles) south of Beijing February 5, 2009. China has declared an emergency over a drought which could devastate crops and farmers' incomes, official media said on Thursday, threatening further hardship amid slumping economic growth. The drought gripping parts of central and northern China has sent Zhengzhou wheat futures prices up 5 percent this week but physical prices have not moved, with most investors confident the country's reserves and last year's big harvest can offset any fall in wheat production this spring. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA) 
CHINA-DROUGHT/
RTXB8XM 
February 05, 2009 
A shepherd watches over his flock of goats and sheep on a drought-ridden field near the village of Houyan,... 
Beijing, China 
A shepherd watches over his flock of goats and sheep on a drought-ridden field near the village of Houyan,... 
A shepherd watches over his flock of goats and sheep on a drought-ridden field near the village of Houyan, located around 400 kilometres (248 miles) south of Beijing February 5, 2009. China has declared an emergency over a drought which could devastate crops and farmers' incomes, official media said on Thursday, threatening further hardship amid slumping economic growth. The drought gripping parts of central and northern China has sent Zhengzhou wheat futures prices up 5 percent this week but physical prices have not moved, with most investors confident the country's reserves and last year's big harvest can offset any fall in wheat production this spring. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA) 
QUAKE/
RTX6OSO 
June 09, 2008 
Boats are seen on the dried-up riverbed of the Tongkou river, downstream from the Tangjiashan quake lake,... 
BEICHUAN, China 
Boats are seen on the dried-up riverbed of the Tongkou river in the earthquake-hit Tongkou town of Beichuan... 
Boats are seen on the dried-up riverbed of the Tongkou river, downstream from the Tangjiashan quake lake, in the earthquake-hit Tongkou town of Beichuan, Sichuan province, June 9, 2008. Floodwaters could reach the town within an hour if the Tangjiashan quake lake bursts, local patrolling soldiers said. REUTERS/Alfred Cheng Jin (CHINA) 
BALI/
RTX4CKF 
December 03, 2007 
Residents walk in front of chimneys of a thermal power plant in Beijing December 3, 2007. About 190 nations... 
Beijing, China 
Residents walk in front of chimneys of a thermal power plant in Beijing 
Residents walk in front of chimneys of a thermal power plant in Beijing December 3, 2007. About 190 nations met in Bali on Monday seeking a breakthrough to a new global pact to fight climate change by 2009 to avert droughts, heatwaves and rising seas that will hit the poor hardest. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA) 
CHINA-CLIMATE/TALKS
RTX150I1 
November 05, 2013 
Cracked earth marks a dried-up area near a wind turbine used to generate electricity at a wind farm in... 
Guazhou, China 
Cracked earth marks a dried-up area near a wind turbine used to generate electricity at a wind farm in... 
Cracked earth marks a dried-up area near a wind turbine used to generate electricity at a wind farm in Guazhou, 950km (590 miles) northwest of Lanzhou, Gansu Province September 15, 2013. China will be "flexible" in U.N. talks for a new global climate change deal, but the key to progress is getting rich nations to keep pledges to fund mitigation steps by poorer countries, the country's top climate change official said on November 5, 2013. Picture taken September 15, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY) 
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September 23, 2013 
A glove lies on the ground at an abandon farm, near the dried up Shiyang river on the outskirts of Minqin... 
MINQIN, China 
A glove lies on the ground at an abandon farm, near the dried up Shiyang river on the outskirts of Minqin... 
A glove lies on the ground at an abandon farm, near the dried up Shiyang river on the outskirts of Minqin town, Gansu province September 19, 2013. Beijing blames climate change for wreaking havoc on scarce water resources, but critics say the country's headlong drive to build its industrial prowess and huge hydro projects are just as responsible. Hundreds of rivers have already vanished in northwestern Gansu, one of the country's driest regions. In the town of Minqin, residents said the problem was not new, with the nearby Shiyang river disappearing not because of temperature rises, but because a vast upstream reservoir built two decades ago to irrigate a large farm cut off their supply. Picture taken September 19, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS AGRICULTURE SOCIETY)

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August 16, 2013 
Residents queue to get water from the tank of a truck in Hefei, Anhui province August 16, 2013. China's... 
Hefei, China 
Residents queue to get water from the tank of a truck in Hefei 
Residents queue to get water from the tank of a truck in Hefei, Anhui province August 16, 2013. China's top meteorological authority on Tuesday continued to warn of prolonged heat that has afflicted central and eastern China since July. Lingering drought has caused severe damage to agricultural products, leaving millions of people and cattle short of drinking water, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) 
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August 08, 2013 
A man takes pictures on the partially dried up riverbed of Dongshaoxi River in Deqing county, Zhejiang... 
Deqing, China 
Man takes pictures on the partially dried up riverbed of Dongshaoxi River in Deqing county 
A man takes pictures on the partially dried up riverbed of Dongshaoxi River in Deqing county, Zhejiang province August 7, 2013. The current heat wave has swept 13 provincial-level areas across China, leaving about 5.95 million people and 1.72 million heads of livestock lacking drinking water. Severe drought in Zhejiang province has caused direct economic losses of 1.53 billion yuan (248 million USD) and affected about 314,133 hectares (776,239 acres) of farmland, Xinhua News Agency reported. Picture taken August 7, 2013. REUTERS/William Hong (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) 
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January 31, 2012 
A farmer carries his tool as he walks through his field of corn stalks in the dried-up bed of the Miyun... 
Beijing, China 
A farmer walks through his field of corn stalks in the dried-up bed of the Miyun reservoir in drought-stricken... 
A farmer carries his tool as he walks through his field of corn stalks in the dried-up bed of the Miyun reservoir in drought-stricken Zhuanghuyu, located 80 kilometres (50 miles) north of Beijing January 31, 2012. The world is running out of time to make sure there is enough food, water and energy to meet the needs of a rapidly growing population and to avoid sending up to 3 billion people into poverty, a U.N. report warned on Monday. It adds that by 2030, the world will need at least 50 percent more food, 45 percent more energy and 30 percent more water, according to U.N. estimates, at a time when a changing environment is creating new limits to supply. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT AGRICULTURE BUSINESS FOOD) 
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May 30, 2011 
A farmer and his wife dig a well in a paddy field near the town of Pao Ma village, which translates to... 
multiple cities, China 
A farmer and his wife dig a well in a paddy field near the town of Pao Ma village, which translates to... 
A farmer and his wife dig a well in a paddy field near the town of Pao Ma village, which translates to "Running Horse", in central China's Hubei Province May 30, 2011. Almost 35 million people across five provinces on the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze have been affected to different degrees by the drought, the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs said last week. That number includes 4.2 million who have difficulty getting drinkable water. Direct economic losses are nearing 15 billion yuan ($2.3 billion), it said. Farmers said they would need generous rainfall in coming weeks, or the first of their two annual rice crops could wither and die, and more of the thousands of fish and crab farms could lose all their stock. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY BUSINESS) 
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May 30, 2011 
Rice and crab farmer Pi Xiaozhen (front) ,wearing a traditional cone-shaped Chinese farming hat, watches... 
WANGHU, China 
Rice and crab farmer Pi ,wearing a traditional cone-shaped Chinese farming hat, watches as her husband... 
Rice and crab farmer Pi Xiaozhen (front) ,wearing a traditional cone-shaped Chinese farming hat, watches as her husband Yong Houying carries water to irrigate their cotton crop, grown due to their failing rice crop, near the village of Wanghu in central China's Hubei Province May 30, 2011. Almost 35 million people across five provinces on the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze have been affected to different degrees by the drought, the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs said last week. That number includes 4.2 million who have difficulty getting drinkable water. Direct economic losses are nearing 15 billion yuan ($2.3 billion), it said. Farmers said they would need generous rainfall in coming weeks, or the first of their two annual rice crops could wither and die, and more of the thousands of fish and crab farms could lose all their stock. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY AGRICULTURE) 
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May 26, 2011 
A fisherman walks after collecting fish at the partially dried-up Guihu Lake in Wuhu, Anhui province... 
Wuhu, China 
A fisherman walks after collecting fish at the partially dried-up Guihu Lake in Wuhu 
A fisherman walks after collecting fish at the partially dried-up Guihu Lake in Wuhu, Anhui province May 25, 2011. The worst drought to hit central China in half a century has brought water levels in some of the country's biggest hydropower producing regions to critical levels and could exacerbate electricity shortages over the summer. Picture taken May 25, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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May 25, 2011 
Fishermen try to paddle their boat through a stream amid the partially dried-up Honghu Lake near their... 
LUOSHAN, China 
Fishermen try to paddle their boat through a stream amid the partially dried-up Honghu Lake near their... 
Fishermen try to paddle their boat through a stream amid the partially dried-up Honghu Lake near their fish farms in Luoshan county, Hubei province May 24, 2011. The lingering drought devastating the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River is expected to affect agricultural production in some regions and this may push up prices of farm products, analysts say, Xinhua News Agency reported. Picture taken May 24, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Zhao (CHINA) 
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May 25, 2011 
A fisherman rides a motor tricycle to transport dead fish killed by drought at his fish farm at Honghu... 
LUOSHAN, China 
A fisherman rides a motor tricycle to transport dead fish killed by drought at his fish farm at Honghu... 
A fisherman rides a motor tricycle to transport dead fish killed by drought at his fish farm at Honghu Lake in Luoshan county, Hubei province May 24, 2011. The lingering drought devastating the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River since May is expected to affect agricultural production in some regions and this may push up prices of farm products, analysts say, Xinhua News Agency reported. Picture taken May 24, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Zhao (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
CHINA/
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May 10, 2011 
A farmer walks past a dried-up pond near his farm in Changfeng county, Anhui province May 9, 2011. China's... 
CHANGFENG, China 
A farmer walks past a dried-up pond near his farm in Changfeng county 
A farmer walks past a dried-up pond near his farm in Changfeng county, Anhui province May 9, 2011. China's central and eastern provinces used artificial means to boost precipitation and relieve the ongoing drought, government sources said Monday, Xinhua News Agency reported. Picture taken May 9, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER POLITICS) 
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February 23, 2011 
Farmer Lu Keshuang turns the soil of his drought-affected field using a rake near the village of Zhuanghuyu,... 
Beijing, China 
Farmer Lu Keshuang turns the soil of his drought-affected field using a rake near the village of Zhuanghuyu... 
Farmer Lu Keshuang turns the soil of his drought-affected field using a rake near the village of Zhuanghuyu, located 80 kilometres (50 miles) north of Beijing February 23, 2011. China's ongoing drought in northern wheat areas is likely to continue, threatening the winter crop, the Ministry of Agriculture said on February 17. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS DISASTER AGRICULTURE) 
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February 23, 2011 
Withered wheat plants are seen in a dry field on the outskirts of Luanchen County, Hebei province February... 
LUANCHEN, China 
Withered wheat plants are seen in a dry field on the outskirts of Luanchen County 
Withered wheat plants are seen in a dry field on the outskirts of Luanchen County, Hebei province February 18, 2011. Most of China will see rain or snow in the next few days, which could help to relieve the severe drought that has hit many of China's wheat growing provinces, the Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday, citing the country's weather bureau. Picture taken February 18, 2011. REUTERS/Christina Hu (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT AGRICULTURE) 
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February 23, 2011 
A withered wheat plant is seen in a dry field on the outskirts of Luanchen County, Hebei province February... 
LUANCHEN, China 
A withered wheat plant is seen in a dry field on the outskirts of Luanchen County 
A withered wheat plant is seen in a dry field on the outskirts of Luanchen County, Hebei province February 18, 2011. Most of China will see rain or snow in the next few days, which could help to relieve the severe drought that has hit many of China's wheat growing provinces, the Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday, citing the country's weather bureau. Picture taken February 18, 2011. REUTERS/Christina Hu (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT AGRICULTURE) 
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February 22, 2011 
A farmer shovels soil for irrigating a wheat field on the outskirts of Luanchen County, Hebei province... 
LUANCHEN, China 
A farmer shovels soil for irrigating a wheat field on the outskirts of Luanchen County 
A farmer shovels soil for irrigating a wheat field on the outskirts of Luanchen County, Hebei province February 18, 2011. China's drought-hit wheat-growing areas shrank further as of Sunday as irrigation expanded, the Ministry of Agriculture said on Monday. Picture taken February 18, 2011. REUTERS/Christina Hu (CHINA - Tags: AGRICULTURE DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) 
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February 09, 2011 
A farmer shovels soil to create a ditch for irrigating a wheat field on the outskirts of Heze, Shandong... 
HEZE, China 
A farmer shovels soil at a wheat field on the outskirts of Heze 
A farmer shovels soil to create a ditch for irrigating a wheat field on the outskirts of Heze, Shandong province, February 8, 2011. Wheat output in China, the world's largest producer and consumer of the grain, may be at risk after severe winter drought in its main northern producing regions, the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation said. Picture taken February 8, 2011. REUTERS/Sheng Li (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT FOOD) 
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January 28, 2011 
A view shows a dried up wheat field on the outskirts of drought-hit Heze, Shandong province January 28,... 
HEZE, China 
A view shows a dried up wheat field on the outskirts of drought-hit Heze 
A view shows a dried up wheat field on the outskirts of drought-hit Heze, Shandong province January 28, 2011. A drought affecting Chinese wheat-growing areas may not damage the crop because most areas have had enough rain and more is forecast for next month, a leading Chinese wheat expert said on Thursday. REUTERS/Sheng Li (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT AGRICULTURE BUSINESS) 
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March 25, 2010 
A farmer squats in front of his house as he waits for water to be delivered by the local government,... 
Kunming, China 
A farmer squats in front of his house as he waits for water to be delivered by the local government,... 
A farmer squats in front of his house as he waits for water to be delivered by the local government, at the drought-hit Songming County of Kunming, Yunnan province March 24, 2010. A severe drought across a large swathe of southwest China is now affecting more than 50 million people, and forecasters see no signs of it abating in the short term, state media said. Picture taken March 24, 2010. REUTERS/Wong Campion (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY AGRICULTURE BUSINESS) 
CHINA/
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March 21, 2010 
Two men ride horses on the dried-up riverbed of the Yongding River located on the outskirts of Beijing... 
Beijing, China 
Two men ride horses on the dried-up riverbed of the Yongding River located on the outskirts of Beijing... 
Two men ride horses on the dried-up riverbed of the Yongding River located on the outskirts of Beijing March 21, 2010. No water has flowed down the river for many years as a result of the ever increasing demands for water from China's capital city. The Earth is literally covered in water, but more than a billion people lack access to clean water for drinking or sanitation as most water is salty or dirty. March 22 is World Water Day. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) 
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March 18, 2010 
A Cambodian farmer collects water for his crops during the dry season in Kandal province, on the outskirts... 
Phnom Penh, Cambodia 
A Cambodian farmer collects water for his crops during the dry season in Kandal province 
A Cambodian farmer collects water for his crops during the dry season in Kandal province, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, March 18 ,2010. Severe drought has hit Southeast Asian countries, parching the region's major river, Mekong, whose water level has dropped to only 33 centimeters, the lowest in 50 years. Apart from the drought, villagers who live along the Mekong, which flows 4,350 km (2,700 miles) from the glaciers of Tibet to the rice-rich delta of southern Vietnam, attributed the falls of water level to newly constructed dams in China. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthesa (CAMBODIA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT) 
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RTR2BRNP 
March 18, 2010 
A Cambodian man collects water for domestic use during the dry season, from a river in Kandal province... 
Phnom Penh, Cambodia 
A Cambodian man collects water for domestic use from a river in Kandal province 
A Cambodian man collects water for domestic use during the dry season, from a river in Kandal province on the outskirts of Phnom Penh March 18 ,2010. Severe drought has hit Southeast Asian countries, parching the region's major river, Mekong, whose water level has dropped to only 33 centimeters, the lowest in 50 years. Apart from the drought, villagers who live along the Mekong, which flows 4,350 km (2,700 miles) from the glaciers of Tibet to the rice-rich delta of southern Vietnam, attributed the falls of water level to newly constructed dams in China. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthesa (CAMBODIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT) 
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March 11, 2010 
A boy runs on a dried up reservoir on the Mekong River during a drought affecting the Thai-Lao border... 
Chiang Rai, Thailand 
A boy runs on a dried up reservoir on the Mekong River during a drought affecting the Thai-Lao border... 
A boy runs on a dried up reservoir on the Mekong River during a drought affecting the Thai-Lao border area of Wiang Kaen district, Chiang Rai province, north of Bangkok March 11, 2010. Severe drought has hit Southeast Asian countries, parching the region's major river, Mekong, whose water level has dropped to only 33 centimeters, the lowest in 50 years. Apart from the drought, villagers who live along the Mekong, which flows 4,350 km (2,700 miles) from the glaciers of Tibet to the rice-rich delta of southern Vietnam, attributed the falls of water level to newly constructed dams in China. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT) 
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