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Pic story: workers in freezing winter


Staff members work at the construction site of Harbin Ice-Snow World, a renowned seasonal theme park opening every winter, in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Dec. 16, 2020. The lowest temperature drops below minus 20 degrees Celsius in Harbin. (Xinhua/Wang Jianwei)

Staff members work at the construction site of Harbin Ice-Snow World, a renowned seasonal theme park opening every winter, in Harbin, northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, Dec. 16, 2020. The lowest temperature drops below minus 20 degrees Celsius in Harbin. (Xinhua/Wang Jianwei)

Staff members work on the ice-covered Shichahai Lake in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 13, 2020. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

Staff members work on the ice-covered Shichahai Lake in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 13, 2020. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

A policeman directs traffic in Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Dec. 16, 2020. The lowest temperature drops to near minus 20 degrees Celsius in Urumqi. (Photo by Hou Zhaokang/Xinhua)

A policeman directs traffic in Urumqi, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Dec. 16, 2020. The lowest temperature drops to near minus 20 degrees Celsius in Urumqi. (Photo by Hou Zhaokang/Xinhua)

A railway staff member checks a train in Lanzhou, northwest China's Gansu Province, Dec. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Ma Xiping)

A railway staff member checks a train in Lanzhou, northwest China’s Gansu Province, Dec. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Ma Xiping)

A worker pours cement on a construction site in Daxing District of Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Jin Liangkuai)

A worker pours cement on a construction site in Daxing District of Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Jin Liangkuai)

A gardener works at the Cultural Square in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin Province, Dec. 16, 2020. The lowest temperature drops to minus 22 degrees Celsius in Changchun. (Xinhua/Xu Chang)

A gardener works at the Cultural Square in Changchun, northeast China’s Jilin Province, Dec. 16, 2020. The lowest temperature drops to minus 22 degrees Celsius in Changchun. (Xinhua/Xu Chang)

Traffic policeman Dai Teng works on a street in Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Dec. 16, 2020. The lowest temperature drops to near minus 20 degrees Celsius in Urumqi. (Photo by Hou Zhaokang/Xinhua)

Traffic policeman Dai Teng works on a street in Urumqi, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Dec. 16, 2020. The lowest temperature drops to near minus 20 degrees Celsius in Urumqi. (Photo by Hou Zhaokang/Xinhua)

A delivery man checks takeaway orders on cellphone in Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Dec. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Cai Xiangxin)

A delivery man checks takeaway orders on cellphone in Shenyang, northeast China’s Liaoning Province, Dec. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Cai Xiangxin)

Village doctor Zhong Shuxin warms his hands by the fire in Shuangmu Village, Yifeng County of Yichun City, east China's Jiangxi Province, Dec. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Peng Zhaozhi)

Village doctor Zhong Shuxin warms his hands by the fire in Shuangmu Village, Yifeng County of Yichun City, east China’s Jiangxi Province, Dec. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Peng Zhaozhi)

A staff member works at the construction site of Harbin Ice-Snow World, a renowned seasonal theme park opening every winter, in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Dec. 16, 2020. The lowest temperature drops below minus 20 degrees Celsius in Harbin. (Xinhua/Wang Jianwei)

A staff member works at the construction site of Harbin Ice-Snow World, a renowned seasonal theme park opening every winter, in Harbin, northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, Dec. 16, 2020. The lowest temperature drops below minus 20 degrees Celsius in Harbin. (Xinhua/Wang Jianwei)

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