Beijing, China - Peoples Republic of
VENDOR CLEANS HER RESIDENCE AT AN EMPTY POULTRY MARKET IN BEIJING.
A vendor cleans her residence at an empty poultry market in Beijing on February 4, 2004. Most of the poultry markets were closed in China's capital to avoid the spread of the bird flu. Twelve of China's 31 provinces have confirmed or suspected outbreaks of the avian influenza which has killed at least 13 people in Vietnam and Thailand and led to the cull of millions of poultry in the region. REUTERS/Wilson Chu WC/BM