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Sandstorm covers capital of China

2010-03-20 13:38:18 GMT2010-03-20 21:38:18 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Tourists visit Tiananmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, March 20, 2010. A severe sandstorm that plagued northwestern China in the past few weeks arrived in Beijing Friday night, packing strong winds and tones of sand. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

Tourists visit Tiananmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, March 20, 2010. A severe sandstorm that plagued northwestern China in the past few weeks arrived in Beijing Friday night, packing strong winds and tones of sand. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

Tourists pose for a photo in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, March 20, 2010. A severe sandstorm that plagued northwestern China in the past few weeks arrived in Beijing Friday night, packing strong winds and tones of sand. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

People walk on a street in Beijing, capital of China, March 20, 2010. A severe sandstorm that plagued northwestern China in the past few weeks arrived in Beijing Friday night, packing strong winds and tones of sand. (Xinhua/Huang Xiaobang)

Tourists visit Tiananmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, March 20, 2010. A severe sandstorm that plagued northwestern China in the past few weeks arrived in Beijing Friday night, packing strong winds and tones of sand.

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