Gansu Farmer, China, Desertified Minqin

While walking among the cotton fields on the desert frontier we met this old farmer dressed in a Mao blue suit and cloth hat. He has lived all his life in the Minqin area farming the land and has seen dramatic changes take place. Fifty years ago the Quintu lake north of his home was still a lush wetland area. Ironically, though now a desert, this area is still known as the lake district.

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While walking among the cotton fields on the desert frontier we met this old farmer dressed in a Mao blue suit and cloth hat. He has lived all his life in the Minqin area farming the land and has seen dramatic changes take place. Fifty years ago the Quintu lake north of his home was still a lush wetland area. Ironically, though now a desert, this area is still known as the lake district.
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