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By: Catie Leary on Aug. 13, 2010, 7:03 a.m.
Watermelon harvest in China

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Watermelon harvest

A farmer piles up watermelons during the harvest at Xinshui Village, Zhongwei in China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region on Aug. 9. The farmers in Zhongwei have developed a way to plant watermelons in gravel-mulched field, which is supposed to make watermelons more juicy and delicious.