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‘Apocalyptic Sandstorms’ Darken the Sky Over NW China

Posted by feww on April 17, 2013

Massive sandstorms hit NW China

Massive sandstorms triggered by a cold front moving across northwest China have affected a large region including much of  southern Xinjiang, western Inner Mongolia, western Gansu, central and northern Ningxia and northern Shaanxi since Tuesday, according to reports.

sandstorm over Kashgar
Image shows urban area of Shache County in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in NW China, April 16, 2013. “Gales with dust began to hit Kashgar on Tuesday and will last for four days, according to meteorological authority forecast. (Xinhua/Jin Wei)” Image may be subject to copyright. More images…

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A strong sandstorm hit Kashgar, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Tuesday, leaving the city shrouded in orange dust. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

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