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Baghdad shrouded in orange haze as sandstorm hits Iraqi capital

Cars drive amidst a sandstorm at Tahrir square in Baghdad, Iraq, May 16, 2022. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Cars drive amidst a sandstorm at Tahrir square in Baghdad, Iraq, May 16, 2022. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Cars drive amidst a sandstorm at Tahrir square in Baghdad, Iraq, May 16, 2022. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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A man wearing a mask walks on a bridge during a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. In Baghdad and southern Iraqi cities, a haze of dust and sand reduced visibility to just a few hundred feet.

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A man wearing a mask walks on a bridge during a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. In Baghdad and southern Iraqi cities, a haze of dust and sand reduced visibility to just a few hundred feet. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

A man wearing a mask walks on a bridge during a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. In Baghdad and southern Iraqi cities, a haze of dust and sand reduced visibility to just a few hundred feet. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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A man uses an oxygen mask at a hospital during a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. Hundreds of people across the capital and southern cities went to hospitals with breathing difficulties, medical officials said. 

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A man uses an oxygen mask at a hospital during a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. Hundreds of people across the capital and southern cities went to hospitals with breathing difficulties, medical officials said. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

A man uses an oxygen mask at a hospital during a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. Hundreds of people across the capital and southern cities went to hospitals with breathing difficulties, medical officials said. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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Cars drive by a mosque amidst a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Cars drive by a mosque amidst a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Cars drive by a mosque amidst a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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A man wears a mask as he rests in a traffic policeman's booth during a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

A man wears a mask as he rests in a traffic policeman's booth during a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

A man wears a mask as he rests in a traffic policeman's booth during a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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People cross a bridge during a sandstorm in Baghdad,  May 16. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

People cross a bridge during a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

People cross a bridge during a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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People receive oxygen at a hospital during a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

People receive oxygen at a hospital during a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

People receive oxygen at a hospital during a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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A woman walks past a statue of Iraqi poet Abdel Ghani Maarouf al Rusafi during a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

A woman walks past a statue of Iraqi poet Abdel Ghani Maarouf al Rusafi during a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

A woman walks past a statue of Iraqi poet Abdel Ghani Maarouf al Rusafi during a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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A man wearing a mask walks on a bridge during a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16.  REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

A man wearing a mask walks on a bridge during a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

A man wearing a mask walks on a bridge during a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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People receive oxygen at a hospital during a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

People receive oxygen at a hospital during a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

People receive oxygen at a hospital during a sandstorm in Baghdad, May 16. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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