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Dust Blowing Over Farasan Islands, Saudi Arabia

16.7N 41.9E

May 31st, 2011 Category: Dust Storms

Red Sea - May 23rd, 2011

Dust blows off the coast of the Arabian Peninsula, near the border between Saudi Arabia (above) and Yemen (below), and over the Farasan Islands.

The Farasan Islands are a large coral island group in the Red Sea, belonging to Saudi Arabia. They are located some 40 km offshore from Jizan, in the far southwestern part of the country. The largest island of the archipelago is Farasan Island; others include Sajid Island and Zufaf Island.

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