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Australian dust storms

By: Catie Leary on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:23 p.m.
This was the scene that greeted Sydney residents on the morning of Oct. 17

Photo: Halans/Flickr

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Waking up on Mars

This was the scene that greeted Sydney residents on Wednesday morning. Many thought the red haze was the result of a bush fire burning close to the city. International flights were diverted from the airport and motorists were warned to take care on roads because of poor visibility.