• A sand ship passes down the Yangtze River in Nanjing.<br />
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  • Workers dig sand on the grounds of a brick making factory on the outskirts of Kolkata.<br />
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  • Sand dunes move onto farmland in Hebei Province, China. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. 41 % of China's landmass in classified as arid or desert. Inappropriate farming methods and over cultivation have contributed to the spreading of deserts in China in recent years.
  • A fence disappears into a sand dunes in Hebei Province, China. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. 41 % of China's landmass in classified as arid or desert. Inappropriate farming methods and over cultivation have contributed to the spreading of deserts in China in recent years.
  • Fortifications aimed at preventing the movement of sand dunes in Hebei Province, China.. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. 41 % of China's landmass in classified as arid or desert. Inappropriate farming methods and over cultivation have contributed to the spreading of deserts in China in recent years.
  • A tourist playing the sand dunes of Tianmo near Beijing in Hebei Province, China. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. 41 % of China's landmass in classified as arid or desert. Inappropriate farming methods and over cultivation have contributed to the spreading of deserts in China in recent years.
  • Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • The Yangtze River flows through the city of Chongqing, in central China.<br />
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  • Desertification is increasing on the shores of Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water which lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • Desertification is increasing on the shores of Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water which lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • Desertification grips the shores of Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • Desertification grips the shores of Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • Construction workers at the Zhalong Wetlands, Heilongjiang Province. China. 2011
  • Housing developments next to The Yangtze River in the city of Chongqing, China.<br />
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  • A young girl stands on the banks of The Yangtze River in the city of Chongqing, China.<br />
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  • The Yangtze River at dusk in the city of Chongqing, China.<br />
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  • The Yangtze passes through the city of Chongqing in central China.<br />
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  • Tourists playing in the desert. Desertification is increasing on the shores of Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water which lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • Desertification is increasing on the shores of Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water which lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • Desertification is increasing on the shores of Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water which lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • The Yangtze passes through the city of Chongqing in central China.<br />
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  • The Macau Cultural Center, on the right, next to the Sands casino complex.<br />
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  • A tourist running in the sand dunes of the Shapotou Tengger desert resort near the city of Zhongwei, in Ningxia Province. The park was established next to a Chinese Academy of Sciences research station, involved in studies investigating desertification control measures. The Shapotou park draws thousands of visitors who ride camels, do sand sliding and take boat rides on the nearby Yellow River.
  • Tourists stand at the base of a huge sand dune in the Shapotou Tengger desert resort near the city of Zhongwei, in Ningxia Province. The park was established next to a Chinese Academy of Sciences research station, involved in studies investigating desertification control measures. The Shapotou park draws thousands of visitors who ride camels, do sand sliding and take boat rides on the nearby Yellow River.
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