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Eco-photos of the week: May 9-15

By: Catie Leary on May 14, 2010, 6:06 a.m.
Young women harvest tea leaves in Jiuwanxi

Photo: Xinhua Wire

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Harvesting tea leaves

Young women pluck tea leaves on May 9 in a tea garden in the town of Jiuwanxi in Hubei Province, China. Zigui County where the town is located is the focus of efforts to reforest cultivated land and grow tea in a bid to improve the incomes of local residents who resettled here from areas flooded by the Three Gorges Dam project.