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Dust from Sahara Desert Extends Southwards Over Nigeria

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December 12th, 2011 Category: Dust Storms, Rivers

Nigeria - December 10th, 2011

Dust from the Sahara Desert can be seen blowing southward over Nigeria, reaching towards the coast. The dust probably originated in the neighboring country of Niger (click here for an image of the dust storm in Niger).

Visible south of the clouds of dust is the Niger River, the principal river of western Africa. After extending about 4,180 km (2,600 mi) through various countries, it runs across Nigeria and discharges through a massive delta, known as the Niger Delta, into the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean.

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