Heavy sand storm swept south Xinjiang


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Vehicles run with headlights on against a sand storm on a street in Artux, a city in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, March 12, 2006. A heavy sand storm swept south Xinjiang on March 12, the first this spring.

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Environment supervisors work against a sand storm in Artux, a city in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, March 12, 2006.

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A woman of the Uygur ethnic group walks against a sand storm on a street in the town of Kuqa in Kuqa County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, March 12, 2006.

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Cars run with lights on against a sand storm on a street in the town of Kuqa in Kuqa County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, March 12, 2006.

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The town of Kuqa is enveloped in a sand storm in Kuqa County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, March 12, 2006.


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