Wed, March 11, 2009
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Sandstorm hits Riyadh of Saudi Arabia

2009-03-11 06:30:21 GMT2009-03-11 14:30:21 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

A huge sandstorm engulfs Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia, March 10, 2009. The storm, which was still raging hours after it started, disrupted flights at the city's King Khalid International airport, with weather authorities announcing that visibility would drop to zero, and warning residents to take precautionary measures.[Agencies]

A Saudi man covers his face to protect himself from sand while walking in Riyadh March 10, 2009.[Agencies]

A view of a street engulfed in sandstorm, central Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia, March 10, 2009.[Agencies]

This photo taken from the innerside of a house show the Riyadh street engulfed in sandstorm, March 10, 2009. [Agencies]

A view of King Fahad street in central Riyadh, March 10, 2009. The airport of Saudi Arabia's capital halted all flights on Tuesday because of a heavy sandstorm, a civil aviation spokesman said. [Agencies]

A huge sandstorm engulfs Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia, March 10, 2009. The storm, which was still raging hours after it started, disrupted flights at the city's King Khalid International airport, with weather authorities announcing that visibility would drop to zero, and warning residents to take precautionary measures.[Agencies]

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