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Dust Storm over Pakistan
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Dust Storm over Pakistan

April 30, 2013
Dust swept through the Indus Valley on May 20, 2006. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying onboard NASA’s Aqua satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, the dust appears as a pale beige cloud partly obscuring the view of the ground below. The region is home to sand deserts and high springtime temperatures, both of which contribute to dust storms. Credit: NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained courtesy of the MODIS Rapid Response team.