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Dust Storm in Taklamakan Desert, China

38.8N 80.5E

September 1st, 2011 Category: Deserts, Dust Storms, Mountains

China - August 29th, 2011

A dust storm blows sand from the Taklamakan Desert around the Tarim Basin, in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China.

The desert is bounded by the Kunlun Mountains to the south, and the desert Pamir Mountains and Tian Shan (ancient Mount Imeon) to the west and north, preventing the airborne sand and dust from blowing outside the basin.

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