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Snowslide in Xinjiang
Updated: 2006-01-12 15:47

A workers clears snow on a highway after a snowslide hit the region in Yili Prefecture of the southwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, January 11, 2005. Authorities said the heavy snowfall has affected some 622,000 people in Altay, Tacheng and Ili prefectures of northern Xinjiang, stranding 224,800 people and killing 9,234 head of livestock. [Xinhua]

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