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Yangtze tributary runs dry as China faces another month of drought

Locals stand by the central pillar of Qiansimen bridge that stands exposed on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Locals stand by the central pillar of Qiansimen bridge that stands exposed on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas...more

Locals stand by the central pillar of Qiansimen bridge that stands exposed on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A woman in a wedding dress walks on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A woman in a wedding dress walks on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A woman in a wedding dress walks on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A man stands in the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A man stands in the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A man stands in the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Cracks run through the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China August 18, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Cracks run through the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China August 18, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Cracks run through the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China August 18, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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People look at a dead fish on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People look at a dead fish on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People look at a dead fish on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A chain that holds a boat jetty lies exposed on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A chain that holds a boat jetty lies exposed on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A chain that holds a boat jetty lies exposed on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A boy climbs on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A boy climbs on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A boy climbs on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A view of bridges that cross over the partially dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A view of bridges that cross over the partially dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A view of bridges that cross over the partially dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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People look at a dead fish on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People look at a dead fish on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People look at a dead fish on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A view of the Qiansimen bridge that runs over the partially dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A view of the Qiansimen bridge that runs over the partially dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022. Picture taken with a drone....more

A view of the Qiansimen bridge that runs over the partially dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Qiansimen bridge runs over the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Qiansimen bridge runs over the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Qiansimen bridge runs over the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A tree trunk lies on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A tree trunk lies on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A tree trunk lies on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A wedding couple walk on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A wedding couple walk on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A wedding couple walk on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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The central pillar of Qiansimen bridge stands exposed on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The central pillar of Qiansimen bridge stands exposed on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The central pillar of Qiansimen bridge stands exposed on the dried-up riverbed of the Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, that is approaching record-low water levels in Chongqing, China, August 18, 2022.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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