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"You can't come in here," says a groundskeeper from behind the locked gates of the Beijing Haidian District Weather Modification Office. "No one gets in here without permission from the higher authorities."
Behind him stands a battery of four 37-millimetre anti-aircraft guns and a rocket launcher mounted on a trailer.
It's all part of Beijing's war on weather.
With the Olympic Games just 23 days away, the government is determined to do everything it can to ensure a picture-perfect opening for the event.
That includes trying to control the heavens.