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Published February 09, 2011, 12:00 AM

China drought

In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, a farmer walks on a cracked wheat field at Yangxi village in Jining, east China's Shandong province, on Wednesday Feb. 9, 2011. Chinese officials said Wednesday they were preparing for a severe, long-lasting drought in several parched provinces, causing wheat prices to spike on the prospect of the world's largest consumer putting pressure on a global supply that's already squeezed. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Fan Changguo)
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