Edition:
United States
Pictures | Wed Jan 2, 2019 | 10:40am EST

Storms of sand

A dust storm is seen in New South Wales, Australia December 31, 2018. Bronwyn Alder/via REUTERS

A dust storm is seen in New South Wales, Australia December 31, 2018. Bronwyn Alder/via REUTERS

A dust storm is seen in New South Wales, Australia December 31, 2018. Bronwyn Alder/via REUTERS
Close
1 / 25
A sandstorm hits the city of Zhangye in Gansu province, China November 25, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

A sandstorm hits the city of Zhangye in Gansu province, China November 25, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

A sandstorm hits the city of Zhangye in Gansu province, China November 25, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer
Close
2 / 25
The sky turns red over buildings in Canary Wharf as dust from the Sahara carried by storm Ophelia filters sunlight over London, Britain, October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Tom Jacobs

The sky turns red over buildings in Canary Wharf as dust from the Sahara carried by storm Ophelia filters sunlight over London, Britain, October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Tom Jacobs

The sky turns red over buildings in Canary Wharf as dust from the Sahara carried by storm Ophelia filters sunlight over London, Britain, October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Tom Jacobs
Close
3 / 25
Venders display goods during a sandstorm in Khartoum, Sudan March 29, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Venders display goods during a sandstorm in Khartoum, Sudan March 29, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Venders display goods during a sandstorm in Khartoum, Sudan March 29, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah
Close
4 / 25
Men cover their faces as they make their way through the banks of the river Ganges during a dust storm in Allahabad, India, June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Men cover their faces as they make their way through the banks of the river Ganges during a dust storm in Allahabad, India, June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Men cover their faces as they make their way through the banks of the river Ganges during a dust storm in Allahabad, India, June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
Close
5 / 25
The sun is seen after dawn during storm Ophelia, which drew dust north from the Sahara, near Exeter, Britain October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The sun is seen after dawn during storm Ophelia, which drew dust north from the Sahara, near Exeter, Britain October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The sun is seen after dawn during storm Ophelia, which drew dust north from the Sahara, near Exeter, Britain October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Close
6 / 25
A girl walks amidst a dust storm on the banks of the Ganges river in Allahabad, India, February 24, 2017. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

A girl walks amidst a dust storm on the banks of the Ganges river in Allahabad, India, February 24, 2017. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

A girl walks amidst a dust storm on the banks of the Ganges river in Allahabad, India, February 24, 2017. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
Close
7 / 25
A dust storm sweeps through a makeshift camps in Baidoa, west of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, March 26, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

A dust storm sweeps through a makeshift camps in Baidoa, west of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, March 26, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

A dust storm sweeps through a makeshift camps in Baidoa, west of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, March 26, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
Close
8 / 25
A man covers his face as he pushes a bicycle through a dust storm on the banks of the Ganga river in Allahabad, India, April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

A man covers his face as he pushes a bicycle through a dust storm on the banks of the Ganga river in Allahabad, India, April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

A man covers his face as he pushes a bicycle through a dust storm on the banks of the Ganga river in Allahabad, India, April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
Close
9 / 25
The Forbidden City is seen during a dust storm in Beijing, China May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

The Forbidden City is seen during a dust storm in Beijing, China May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

The Forbidden City is seen during a dust storm in Beijing, China May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer
Close
10 / 25
A woman, who fled from Falluja because of Islamic State violence, carries her child during a dust storm at a refugee camp in Ameriyat Falluja, south of Falluja, Iraq, June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

A woman, who fled from Falluja because of Islamic State violence, carries her child during a dust storm at a refugee camp in Ameriyat Falluja, south of Falluja, Iraq, June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

A woman, who fled from Falluja because of Islamic State violence, carries her child during a dust storm at a refugee camp in Ameriyat Falluja, south of Falluja, Iraq, June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
Close
11 / 25
A general view of the city is seen during a sandstorm in Homs, Syria September 7, 2015. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

A general view of the city is seen during a sandstorm in Homs, Syria September 7, 2015. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

A general view of the city is seen during a sandstorm in Homs, Syria September 7, 2015. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
Close
12 / 25
A man walks next to a tree during a dust storm in Kabul, Afghanistan August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

A man walks next to a tree during a dust storm in Kabul, Afghanistan August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

A man walks next to a tree during a dust storm in Kabul, Afghanistan August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Close
13 / 25
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. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
Close
14 / 25
A Kurdish Syrian refugee covers her face as she waits for transport during a sand storm on the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, September 24, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A Kurdish Syrian refugee covers her face as she waits for transport during a sand storm on the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, September 24, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A Kurdish Syrian refugee covers her face as she waits for transport during a sand storm on the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, September 24, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
Close
15 / 25
Strong winds blow dust over buildings located on the outskirts of Beijing February 6, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray

Strong winds blow dust over buildings located on the outskirts of Beijing February 6, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray

Strong winds blow dust over buildings located on the outskirts of Beijing February 6, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray
Close
16 / 25
Dust envelops art installations during the Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Dust envelops art installations during the Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Dust envelops art installations during the Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
Close
17 / 25
A man walks during a sandstorm in Dubai April 2, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A man walks during a sandstorm in Dubai April 2, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A man walks during a sandstorm in Dubai April 2, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
Close
18 / 25
Hindu devotees endure a dust storm while heading towards the Shri Hinglaj Mata Temple in Pakistan's Balochistan province April 24, 2011. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Hindu devotees endure a dust storm while heading towards the Shri Hinglaj Mata Temple in Pakistan's Balochistan province April 24, 2011. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Hindu devotees endure a dust storm while heading towards the Shri Hinglaj Mata Temple in Pakistan's Balochistan province April 24, 2011. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
Close
19 / 25
A woman covers her face against a sandstorm on a street in the Tianjin municipality of Beijing, China March 20, 2010. REUTERS/Vincent Du

A woman covers her face against a sandstorm on a street in the Tianjin municipality of Beijing, China March 20, 2010. REUTERS/Vincent Du

A woman covers her face against a sandstorm on a street in the Tianjin municipality of Beijing, China March 20, 2010. REUTERS/Vincent Du
Close
20 / 25
Sand blows across the coastal highway near Brega in eastern Libya, April 1, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Sand blows across the coastal highway near Brega in eastern Libya, April 1, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Sand blows across the coastal highway near Brega in eastern Libya, April 1, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly
Close
21 / 25
A traffic light shows red as a dust storm blankets the Sydney Harbour Bridge at sunrise in Australia, September 23, 2009. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

A traffic light shows red as a dust storm blankets the Sydney Harbour Bridge at sunrise in Australia, September 23, 2009. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

A traffic light shows red as a dust storm blankets the Sydney Harbour Bridge at sunrise in Australia, September 23, 2009. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne
Close
22 / 25
Private First Class Brandon Voris, 19, of Lebanon, Ohio, from the First Battalion Eighth Marines Alpha Company, stands in the middle of his camp as a sandstorm hits his remote outpost near Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, October 28, 2010. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Private First Class Brandon Voris, 19, of Lebanon, Ohio, from the First Battalion Eighth Marines Alpha Company, stands in the middle of his camp as a sandstorm hits his remote outpost near Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, October...more

Private First Class Brandon Voris, 19, of Lebanon, Ohio, from the First Battalion Eighth Marines Alpha Company, stands in the middle of his camp as a sandstorm hits his remote outpost near Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, October 28, 2010. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly
Close
23 / 25
Two people look at the scene of a multiple vehicle collisions along Interstate-10 during a dust storm near Casa Grande, Arizona, December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Two people look at the scene of a multiple vehicle collisions along Interstate-10 during a dust storm near Casa Grande, Arizona, December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Two people look at the scene of a multiple vehicle collisions along Interstate-10 during a dust storm near Casa Grande, Arizona, December 22, 2009. REUTERS/Joshua Lott
Close
24 / 25
A man walks past a coal plant amidst a dust storm in Lingwu, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

A man walks past a coal plant amidst a dust storm in Lingwu, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

A man walks past a coal plant amidst a dust storm in Lingwu, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer
Close
25 / 25

Next Slideshows

Starlings in the sky

Murmurations of starlings dance in the sky over southern Israel.

Jan 02 2019

New year offerings to the Saint of Death

Followers of La Santa Muerte, a cult figure in Mexico often depicted as a skeletal grim reaper, leave offerings to appeal for favors and give thanks for those...

Jan 02 2019

Pictures of the year: Oddly

Our top odd and unusual images from around the world this year.

Dec 31 2018

Vienna's male cheerleaders seek to redefine masculinity

Armed with blue sweatbands, tight shorts and an '80s soundtrack, the all-male Fearleaders deliver performances that are camp, acrobatic and funny, but their...

Dec 28 2018

MORE IN PICTURES

New migrant caravan forms in Central America

New migrant caravan forms in Central America

Hundreds of migrants from Honduras and El Salvador begin the long trek north, part of a new U.S.-bound caravan that hopes to succeed even as a previous wave of Central Americans were unable to quickly enter the United States.

Longest government shutdown in U.S. history

Longest government shutdown in U.S. history

A partial U.S. government shutdown over President Donald Trump's demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border entered its 26th day, making it the longest shutdown in U.S. history.

Massive circle of ice spins in Maine river

Massive circle of ice spins in Maine river

A perfectly circular ice floe in Maine's Presumpscot River has attracted international attention.

Detroit Auto Show

Detroit Auto Show

Highlights from the 2019 North American International Auto Show.

Best of the Australian Open

Best of the Australian Open

Highlights from the tennis tournament in Melbourne.

Gunmen attack Kenyan hotel compound

Gunmen attack Kenyan hotel compound

Gunmen blasted their way into a hotel and office complex in Nairobi, killing at least 14 people and sending workers diving under desks from an attack claimed by Somali Islamist group al Shabaab.

Zimbabwe police crack down on protests

Zimbabwe police crack down on protests

Following two days of protests against fuel price hikes, residents say soldiers and police were patrolling Harare townships and attacking some people in their homes, a tactic used by Robert Mugabe's security services during his near four-decade rule.

Fast food feast at the White House

Fast food feast at the White House

President Trump lays out a White House feast fit for a government shutdown: silver platters heaped high with McDonald's quarter pounders and the red-and-white burger wrappers of Wendy's for visiting college football champions Clemson Tigers.

Demolition day

Demolition day

Bringing down structures in a controlled fashion.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast