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TOPSHOT - Syrian women walk during a sandstorm near at a temporary refugee camp in the village of Ain Issa, housing people who fled Islamic State group's Syrian stronghold Raqa, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of the group's de facto capital on November 10, 2016. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said their advance on Raqa was being held back by a sandstorm that had hit the desert province. Speaking in Ain Issa, the main staging point for the operation some 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Raqa, the commander said the sandstorm was also impeding visibility for coalition warplanes.  / AFP PHOTO / DELIL SOULEIMANDELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Syrian women walk through a sandstorm near a temporary refugee camp in the village of Ain Issa, which housing people who have fled Islamic State group’s Syrian stronghold Raqqa. Photo Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

A camel and her calf stand in field during sandstorm near Rahat, southern Israel...A camel and her calf stand in a field during a sandstorm near Rahat, southern Israel September 10, 2015. A heavy sandstorm, which swept across parts of the Middle East on Tuesday, could still be felt in Israel on Thursday

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A camel and her calf stand in a field during a sandstorm near Rahat, southern Israel. A heavy sandstorm, which swept across parts of the Middle East could still be felt in Israel on Thursday

A Palestinian boy sleeps on a mattress inside the remains of his family's house, that witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war in 2014 summer, during a sandstorm in Gaza September 8, 2015. A heavy sandstorm swept across parts of the Middle East on Tuesday, killing two people and hospitalising hundreds in Lebanon and disrupting fighting and air strikes in neighbouring Syria. Clouds of dust also engulfed Israel, Jordan and Cyprus where aircraft were diverted to Paphos from Larnaca airport as visibility fell to 500 metres

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A Palestinian boy sleeps on a mattress inside the remains of his family’s house, that was destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war in 2014 summer, during a sandstorm in Gaza on Tuesday

People swim at the public beach of Ramlet al Bayda during a sand storm in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. An unseasonal sandstorm has hit Lebanon and Syria, reducing visibility and sending dozens to hospitals with breathing difficulties. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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People swim at the public beach of Ramlet al Bayda during a sand storm in Beirut, Lebanon. An unseasonal sandstorm has hit Lebanon and Syria, reducing visibility and sending dozens to hospitals with breathing difficulties 

TOPSHOTS A picture taken on September 7,...TOPSHOTS A picture taken on September 7, 2015 shows a general view of damaged buildings in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus as a sandstorm blows over the city.  AFP PHOTO / SAMEER AL-DOUMY  SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP/Getty Images

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This picture shows a general view of damaged buildings in the rebel-held area of Douma Syria as a sandstorm blows over the city

Residents wearing masks pose for a photograph near a statue of late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong, as a sandstorm hits Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China

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Residents wearing masks pose for a photograph near a statue of late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong, as a sandstorm hits Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China

Residents walk on a street during a sandstorm in Hami

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Pedestrians go about their daily lives as a sandstorm strikes Hami, in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region, on Thursday