Weekly Photos: July 25 - 31

Updated: 2011-08-01 13:37


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Weekly Photos: July 25 - 31

A girl drives buffaloes across a dried-up reservoir in Qianxi county, Southwest China's Guizhou province, July 28, 2011. Severe drought persists in the province, with the rainfall down 50 percent or more year-on-year. Within the province, 29 counties have been hit by moderate drought, while Qianxi is suffering more sever drought, with a drought-hit area of 296,000 mu (19,733 hectare) and 251,300 people struggling to access drinking water. The local government has brought water to the affected, who have also dug wells to combat the drought. [Photo/Xinhua]

Weekly Photos: July 25 - 31

Chinese manned deep-sea submersible Jiaolong comes out to the surface of the sea water after a dive of 5,143 meters in its third test dive in eastern Pacific Ocean Thursday morning (Beijing time), July 28, 2011. The submersible took photos, shoot video, and made topography scan at the ocean floor. [Photo/Xinhua]


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A touch of glass
No longer going by the book

European Edition


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Going the distance
Turning up the heat
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