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Sand storm sweeps through NW China's Urumqi

2011-08-04 01:48:59 GMT2011-08-04 09:48:59(Beijing Time)  China Daily

A sandstorm gradually covers the blue sky over Urumqi, the capital of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, at about 6 pm on Wednesday. Visibility in the city and nearby districts was less than 500 meters. [Photo/Xinhua]

A woman closes her eyes during a sandstorm in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Aug 3, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Visibility decreases as a strong sandstorm engulfs Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Aug 3, 2011. [Photo/CFP]

Gales blow in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Aug 3, 2011. [Photo/CFP]

Vehicles drive during a sandstorm in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Aug 3, 2011. [Photo/CFP]

A woman shields herself from gales in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Aug 3, 2011. [Photo/CFP]

A girl hurries to dodge garbage swept up by gales in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Aug 3, 2011. [Photo/CFP]

A sandstorm covered the blue sky over Urumqi, the capital of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, at about 6 pm on Wednesday. Visibility in the city and nearby districts was less than 500 meters.

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