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Posted Thu Feb 28 2008: from Associated Press:
Olympics highlight Beijing water woes
"BEIJING -- When 16,000 athletes and officials show up this summer, they will be able to turn the taps and get drinkable water - something few Beijing residents ever have enjoyed. But to keep those taps flowing for the Olympics, the city is draining surrounding regions, depriving poor farmers of water. Though the Chinese capital's filthy air makes headlines, water may be its most desperate environmental challenge. Explosive growth combined with a persistent drought mean the city of 17 million people is fast running out of water."
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Looks it us like Zeus better get in gear and make it rain -- or at least ask Hydros, God of fresh water, to provide some.

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