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Dec. 25, 2010, 9:59 a.m.
Citizens catch fish stranded in a dry riverbed on the Xiangjiang river in Changsha, Hunan Province, China

Photo: Yin Jianjun/ChinaFotoPress

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All dried up

Citizens catch fish stranded in a dry riverbed on the Xiangjiang River in Changsha in China's Hunan province on Nov. 7.

The average water level in the Changsha section of the river have dropped to 25.17 meters, getting dangerously close to its historic low level of 24.8 meters. The drought is primarily due to a lack of rainfall and the change in seasons.