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Dust Storm in Australia

d03_20460815Yesterday, Sydney Australia was hit by the worst dust storm in 70 years. The pictures from the Boston Globe are simply amazing.

One thinks of sandstorms and dust storms in Africa, or even the Middle East, but rarely in Australia, although they also have deserts.  This has been exacerbated by the severe droughts on the continent, although the city is near the ocean and not near the centre.

The storm stalled flights at the airport but fortunately didn’t cause accidents on the roads. Many towns in the path of the dust storm were affected.

Hmmm. I’d rather take a snowstorm.

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