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  • In the spring, the district is alive with pink and purple opium poppies; these days the same fields are thick with chest-high marijuana plants.

    An Afghan Alliance Takes Unexpected Turn

  • "This is a very difficult problem to ever draw a picture of or even to see; it's a tough one," O'Malley told a handful of Goldsboro residents and state workers as he donned chest-high waders and waddled toward the side of Lake Bonnie as a stiff wind pushed the temperature near freezing.

    O'Malley wades in polluted lake to 'make a point' on septic bill

  • He pointed out the chest-high water-level marks: "It came all the way up to here."

    Two Dogs Defy the Wave

  • Across the street, John Clingan rummaged through the ruins of his house, a chest-high pile of cinder blocks and jagged debris.

    Tornado survivors hunt for memories

  • About an hour after the quake, Mr. Sato said he went to see how the office had weathered the tsunami and the water level was already chest-high.

    In One Hard-Hit Town, Recovery Begins

  • Many more streamed in on Sunday from a nearby Buddhist temple, fighting their way through fetid, chest-high floodwaters as they cross what used to be a six-lane highway in search of safer terrain.

    Flood-Recovery Effort to Test Thai Leader

  • Bogoro, April 17 -- Wading through the chest-high grass outside of this hamlet in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Mathieu Nyakufa gestures to the bones -- still bleaching in the sun -- of those who have been lost to the country's wars.

    Lessons

  • When the started flooding, he rigged a series of pumps, powered by a generator in the back of his pickup truck, in hopes of diverting a chest-high torrent to the other side of a nearby road.

    Weakened Irene Rakes Coast

  • Outside, the walls are covered chest-high with red muck, an indication of the extent of the surging flood of the corrosive sludge.

    Hungary Orders Probe Into Toxic-Sludge Spill

  • About an hour after the quake, Mr. Sato said he went to see how the office had weathered the tsunami and the water level was already chest-high.

    Japan Comes to Grips With Damage

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