Out of the dust

Emerging from the dust, a man on a three wheel loader returns from Inner Mongolia with cheap coal. One minute the sky is clear, the next a suffocating dust cloud blows in from the north as strong winds whip up the loose sand from the parched Quintu lake valley. Because of the lack of vegetation, nothing prevents the dust from moving. This means huge storms can gather in very short periods of time.

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39.1436°N, 103.64946°E
Emerging from the dust, a man on a three wheel loader returns from Inner Mongolia with cheap coal. One minute the sky is clear, the next a suffocating dust cloud blows in from the north as strong winds whip up the loose sand from the parched Quintu lake valley. Because of the lack of vegetation, nothing prevents the dust from moving. This means huge storms can gather in very short periods of time.
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