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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.

SAND STORMS

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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.