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Tiananmen square during a sand storm. When dust storms strike the capital, they turn the sky an amber color and reduce visibility to around a hundred meters. Extensive deforestation and desertification in northern China have fueled the dust storms. Nearly one million tons of Gobi Desert sand blows into Beijing each year. ..LOU / SINOPIX
Tiananmen square during a sand storm. When dust storms strike the capital, they turn the sky an amber color and reduce visibility to around a hundred meters. Extensive deforestation and desertification in northern China have fueled the dust storms. Nearly one million tons of Gobi Desert sand blows into Beijing each year. ..LOU / SINOPIX