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Heavy sand storm sweeps Tarim Basin of Xinjiang

2011-04-29 14:06:48 GMT2011-04-29 22:06:48(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

An elderly man walks in sand storm in Yecheng County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, April 29, 2011.(Xinhua/Jiang Wenyao)

Photo taken on April 29, 2011 shows the fields shrouded in sand and dust in Korla, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.(Xinhua/Du Bingxun)

A peddler hurries to close her business in Yecheng County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, April 29, 2011.(Xinhua/Jiang Wenyao)

Vechiles run in sand storm in Yecheng County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, April 29, 2011.(Xinhua/Jiang Wenyao)

Photo taken on April 29, 2011 shows a highway shrouded in sand and dust in Korla, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.(Xinhua/Du Bingxun)

A heavy sand storm swept the Tarim Basin of Xinjiang on Friday, causing low visibility on the road.

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