First snow in northern Tianshan Mountains lightens up the land

The first snow of the year arrived in Hami Prefecture in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China on September 11. This is the northern part of the grand Tianshan Mountains, a large mountain system that stretches through four countries (China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan) with a length of 2,500 kilometers from east to west.

(All photos via VCG)

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