Enormous wall of sand engulfs Tehran

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While one suspects the flag might have been photoshopped, given that is is waving across the face of this massive wall of sand with winds of 130kmph, the drama captured in this picture captures well the drama felt by those in its path….and its wake. The powerful sandstorm – blown in from the Gulf Countries, and even may have had its genesis in the Horn of Africa – killed half a dozen people, left many injured, felled some colossal trees, and took out power and phone lines in some areas for many days.

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