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Dust Blowing Over Ahaggar and Tassili n’Ajjer Mountains in Algeria

23.1N 5.8E

July 8th, 2010 Category: Dust Storms, Mountains

Algeria - July 4th, 2010

Algeria - July 4th, 2010

Strong winds kick up clouds of sand and dust from the Sahara Desert over Algeria.The dust is whitish tan in color like the desert sands to the south, in contrast with the golden orange tones of the expansive ergs to the north.

The lower half of this image is mostly veiled by the shifting sands. Just below the center, the Ahaggar Mountains are mostly obscured; only the northwestern part of the range can be seen. In the upper half, several bands of dust can be seen blowing over the brown mountains of the Tassili n’Ajjer range.

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