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Worst drought hitting Dongting Lake

05-28-2011 15:55 BJT Special Report:Severe Drought Hits South China |



A man stands on a piece of grassland where used to be water area at the central region of Dongting Lake in central China's Hunan Province, May 27, 2011. Dongting Lake, the China's second largest freshwater lake, is suffering the worst drought to hit it, with the water coverage decreased by a large margin and vessels amount sharply reduced. (Xinhua/Long Hongtao)

A fishing vessel is seen stranded at the central region of Dongting Lake in central China's Hunan Province, May 27, 2011. (Xinhua/Long Hongtao)

Fisherman He Youlin, who is going to quit from fishing and look for a job on the land, packs up his fishing tackles in Yueyang, central China's Hunan Province, May 27, 2011. (Xinhua/Long Hongtao)

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