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Desert Strike: Sandstorm chokes China (Video)

info-pictogram1 Sandstorms swept parts of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Thursday, reducing visibility and suspending school classes.



Dust or sand storms have always bedeviled desert travelers who may become lost. This phenomenon occurs when a strong wind whips up soil and sand particles into the atmosphere and carries them away. Sometimes sand storms can be so large that they are visible from space.