Photo of the Day: China Floods Worst Since 1955

Sichuan province is soaked to the bone.
The last time Sichuan flooded this bad, many of these people were not alive. Chances are, with global warming, they'll all live to see the current flood record broken. (Photo: CDIC/Reuters)
Jul 5, 2011
Allan MacDonell is TakePart’s News + Opinion editor, with a focus on social justice.

Heavy rains have hit China's Sichuan province. Roads have flooded and city traffic has stalled out and broken down. The most reliable form of transportation is the basic piggyback.

Alerts have been issued for further flooding and landslides. The floods—the worst since 1955 reports the BBC—have come after months of crop-destroying drought and have affected more than 5 million people, with about 170 dead or missing.

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