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Australian dust storms

By: Catie Leary on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:23 p.m.
A dust storm sweeps through eastern Australia and blankets Sydney

Photo: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

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Red skies in Sydney

A dust storm sweeps through eastern Australia and blankets Sydney on Wednesday, disrupting transport, forcing people indoors and stripping the earth of tons of valuable topsoil. Here, the dusty haze blurs the view of the Sydney Ferry docked at Circular Quay. Read the full story here.