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Chili peppers harvest

Aerial photo taken on September 11, 2021 shows villagers sort chili peppers at the chili pepper drying ground in Hongqi Community in Yixihala Town, Kuqa City, northwest China’s Xinjiang. In 2021, the chili pepper planting area in Kuqa City has reached 32,000 mu, and the expected output of fresh chili pepper is more than 100,000 tons. Chili pepper planting has become one of the important industries for local farmers to increase their income. (Photo by Yuan Huanhuan)