Chinese Drought Worst in 60 Years

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A farmer holds dead snails in his dried-up field during a drought in Yangzhou city, east Chinas Jiangsu province, May 31, 2011. Severe drought is continuing in central and southern China. Water shortages have affected residents and crops, resulting in shrinking lakes, rivers being cut off, and a suspension of shipping in some provinces and cities such as Hunan, Hubei, Jiangxi, Anhui and Shanghai. The drought has affected 3.29 million people and 950,000 livestock in the provinces of Jiangsu, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hubei, and Hunan, according to the latest statistics from the Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters (SFDH).(Imaginechina via AP Images)