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CHINA: March 2, 2007
A man collects stones on the dried riverbed of the Yangtze River in southwestern China's Chongqing municipality. A severe drought in southwestern China is threatening the water supplies of six million people in the crowded metropolis of Chongqing, Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday.
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CHINA: March 8, 2007
A farmer digs a drain on a dried-up pond on the outskirts of Kunming, capital of southwestern China's Yunnan province. Global warming has taken its toll on China, causing sandstorms, heavy fog and severe drought and leading to its second warmest winter in 50 years, the China Meteorological Administration said.


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AUSTRALIA: March 8, 2007

Cracks are seen in a dried-up dam near the western New South Wales town of Parkes, located over 400 kilometres west of Sydney. Australia's longest river has lost half its natural water and it is predicted to dr…