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Greece Dust Storm: Skies over Athens and other Greek cities turn orange from Sahara dust storm

Published on Apr 25, 2024 12:10 PM IST
  • Strong southerly winds brought dust from the Sahara Desert, creating a Martian-like atmosphere in the Greek capital during the last hours of daylight.
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Athens and other Greek cities were covered in clouds of dust blown in from the Sahara desert, marking one of the worst such episodes to hit the country since 2018, officials said.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 25, 2024 12:10 PM IST

Athens and other Greek cities were covered in clouds of dust blown in from the Sahara desert, marking one of the worst such episodes to hit the country since 2018, officials said.(AFP)

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A man takes a photograph of the city of Athens from Tourkovounia hill, as southerly winds carry waves of Saharan dust to the city, in Athens.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 25, 2024 12:10 PM IST

A man takes a photograph of the city of Athens from Tourkovounia hill, as southerly winds carry waves of Saharan dust to the city, in Athens.(AFP)

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Clouds of dust blown in from the Sahara covered Athens and other Greek cities, marking one of the worst such episodes to hit the country since 2018, officials said. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 25, 2024 12:10 PM IST

Clouds of dust blown in from the Sahara covered Athens and other Greek cities, marking one of the worst such episodes to hit the country since 2018, officials said. (AFP)

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The yellow-orange haze smothered several regions, limiting visibility and prompting warnings of breathing risks from the authorities.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 25, 2024 12:10 PM IST

The yellow-orange haze smothered several regions, limiting visibility and prompting warnings of breathing risks from the authorities.(AFP)

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Social media was flooded with orange images of the Greek capital as both locals and tourists were amazed by the phenomenon.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 25, 2024 12:10 PM IST

Social media was flooded with orange images of the Greek capital as both locals and tourists were amazed by the phenomenon.(AFP)

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Authorities warn that the dust concentrations can reduce sunlight and visibility, as well as increase concentrations of fine pollution particles, posing risks for people with underlying health problems.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 25, 2024 12:10 PM IST

Authorities warn that the dust concentrations can reduce sunlight and visibility, as well as increase concentrations of fine pollution particles, posing risks for people with underlying health problems.(AFP)

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Greece had previously been affected by Sahara dust clouds in late March and early April, which also affected parts of Switzerland and southern France.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 25, 2024 12:10 PM IST

Greece had previously been affected by Sahara dust clouds in late March and early April, which also affected parts of Switzerland and southern France.(AP)

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