Dust Storm in the Persian Gulf
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Dust Storm in the Persian Gulf

May 15, 2004
On May 14, 2004, the morning overpass of the Terra satellite over the Persian Gulf captured this image of a large dust storm spreading a veil of dust over the water and the countries surrounding the shores: (clockwise from top left corner) Iraq, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Saudia Arabia, and Kuwait. The peninsular country on the western shore of the Gulf is Qatar. The dust swirls in streamers, arcs, and parallel lines over more than half the Gulf.

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