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Cloud of Dust in Niger and Chad Encroaches Upon Tibesti Mountains

21.5N 18.1E

June 28th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms

Dust over Chad and Niger – June 26th, 2012

A thick cloud of dust covers the border between Niger (left) and Chad (right). The dust even blows high enough to partially cover the Tibesti Mountains, visible as a darker brown area in northern Chad that extends into Libya, covering an area of approximately 100,000 km2 (39,000 sq mi). The dust, however, has not yet blown northward into Libya.

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