Desert trees turn autumn gold in northwest China

Photos taken on Wednesday show desert poplars which have turned autumn gold in Bohu County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

The drought-tolerant tree, with a history that can be dated back to over 60 million years ago, has played an important role in combating desertification in the vast wilderness of northwest China.

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(All photos by Nian Lei)

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