The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Lv Tusong, 45, herds his sheep on a scooter in a village near the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts of Yumen, Gansu province, China, September 29, 2020. Farmers pay authorities for use of water from Qilian supplied either through open ditches or covered wells. "You pay for two inches worth of water but you only get one inch's worth," said Lv who has over 90 mu of land in the north of Yumen city. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.