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Sandstorm blacks out northern China

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By Euronews with AP
Sandstorm blacks out northern China
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A sandstorm in northern China caused blackouts and traffic chaos as it shrouded cities in dust on Wednesday.

The skyline in Beijing turned orange before getting darker and forcing vehicles to slow down and switch on headlights while many people wore breathing masks to filter out the sand.