China sandstorm leaves Beijing shrouded in orange dust

(BBC NEWS) — Beijing has been shrouded in orange dust as a strong sandstorm blew hundreds of miles from drought-struck northern China to the nation’s capital.The authorities have issued a level-five pollution warning and urged people to stay indoors.In Tiananmen Square, clouds of dust obscured monuments and visitors wore masks to avoid the dust and soil.

via BBC News – China sandstorm leaves Beijing shrouded in orange dust.

PID COMMENT: This comes on the heels of reports in Russia and Latvia of colored snow (purple, brown, or yellow, depending on the location).

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