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Dust Storm in Taklamakan Desert, China

40.2N 80.7E

September 14th, 2012 Category: Deserts, Dust Storms

China – August 31st, 2012

Dust blows about the Taklamakan Desert, in western China, in this image. The dust appears thickest along the desert’s northern border. Dust storms are common in the Taklamakan Desert, which is the largest, hottest and driest desert in China, as sand dunes, some reaching a height of 200 meters, virtually devoid of vegetation, cover most of the desert floor.

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