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The great thaw

By Satarupa Bhattacharjya in Deqen, Yunnan province | China Daily | Updated: 2017-07-08 07:32

Mingyong glacier - a freshwater bank in Southwest China - is shrinking. Located near the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, a world hub of ice and snow, it underscores the reality of climate change

An elderly woman clutches onto two sticks as she walks up the narrow path of a mountain attached to the Meili range in Deqen county in Yunnan province on a recent weekday. Catching her breadth from time to time, she follows her younger companions on the 4-kilometer trek, which is often interrupted by herds of ponies carrying cement and rocks for repair work at a temple that pilgrims like her seek to visit. Prayer banners of different colors flutter in the wind above their heads.

Their climb will not end until they have reached a higher observation deck from where the Mingyong glacier is visible in its full splendor.

The great thaw

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