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A photographer captures images of the Three Gorges Dam releasing water to relieve flooding in Yichang, central China's Hubei Province, on July 19.   © AFP/Jiji
Natural disasters

In pictures: Torrential rains pummel China

Downpours that began in June refuse to subside as residents lose homes and farms

YUKI KOHARA, Nikkei Asian Review photo editor | China

TOKYO -- Relentless heavy rains that began pummeling China last month is flooding more areas along the Yangtze River and causing anxiety further along the 2.3-km Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric power plant.

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