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Taklamakan Dust Settles, Indian Fires Rage On

31.7N 75.1E

November 17th, 2012 Category: Deserts, Dust Storms, Fires, Mountains

India and China – November 16th, 2012

While sand from a dust storm in the Taklamakan Desert (upper right, click here for previous images) appears to be settling, fires in northern India rage on  (more images here), releasing a thick cloud of smoke. Here, the smoke can be seen blowing along the foot of the Himalayas, west into Pakistan, and southwest down the Indus River Valley.

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