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This picture taken on January 8, 2013 shows discarded machinery parts... News PhotoBeijing,Environmental Issues,Flood,Gravel,Horizontal,Machinery,Mining,Obsolete,RiverPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPThis picture taken on January 8, 2013 shows discarded machinery parts left in the Juma river after gravel mining operations in Beijing, which greatly influences the flood discharge of the river. Many waterways in China have become heavily contaminated with toxic waste from factories and farms -- pollution blamed on more than three decades of rapid economic growth and lax enforcement of environmental protection laws. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)