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Powerful sandstorm hits Riyadh

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posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 01:12 PM
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Powerful sandstorm hits Riyadh




Today, at lunchtime 12.15 pm, one of the strongest sandstorms in decades hit the Saudi capital Riyadh.

It was filmed by a BBC viewer, Matthew Thomson.

Mr Thomson, who filmed this from his office on the 56th floor of Kingdom Centre, said the storm took around 10 minutes to pass over the city and reach his building.

He said: "In a matter of 30 seconds or so, visibility dropped from miles to just a few metres completely obscuring the view to the street below."
(Worldview)


Related News Links:
news.bbc.co.uk

[edit on 10-3-2009 by tsrk30]




posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 01:12 PM
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This hit today, March 10th, at noon. From the reports I am getting it is still going on. However, the reports I am getting are delayed and therefore the storm could be over by now.

The pictures are amazing and you can see them at the Worldview blog. Here is the link
Worldview




(Worldview)

[edit on 10-3-2009 by tsrk30]



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 01:26 PM
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Wow!! No thats what I call a sandstorm. I was pretty surprised when I saw the photos.
Thanks for the info Op



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 01:32 PM
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Finally! I posted a story before someone beat me to it and someone said thanks! The ATS crowd is hard to beat and even harder to please



Trevor



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 01:34 PM
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It's pretty cool when they roll in like that. We've had two in the last week here where i'm at, in Iraq. The worst part, it's not even summer yet. It's gonna be a dusty one this year!



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 01:35 PM
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Are you in the military? I am in the Air Force, currently stationed at Dyess AFB.



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 01:35 PM
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Saudi....isn't that were they just punished a 82 year old lady for having two men come to her house???(40 lashes and 3 months in jail!!!!)

Woow...talk about karma!!!

Isn't life just fun sometimes??

Peace



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 01:50 PM
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Wow it just goes to show you how small and insignificant we really are on this earth. Great photos.



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 02:39 PM
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Drive through that and you'll be primed and buffed for a new paint job. lol.

Incredible pictures... absolutely amazing!



posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 02:47 PM
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For all the horrible stuff they do, Allah brings them something to remind them who is really in charge, this is karma fro the little old lady and the genocide in Darfur!!!

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