Mar 15, 2021 - World

In photos: Sandstorm blankets Beijing in orange dust

People in Beijing.
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Beijing was covered in dust on Monday as the city's worst sandstorm in a decade blanketed the skies and left the city in a shade of orange, BBC reports.

Driving the news: People in the city have been asked to stay indoors, according to CNN, as pollution levels in some districts were up to 160 times the recommended level at one point. The sandstorm originated in Mongolia, where it has lead to multiple deaths and dozens missing.

  • China's Central Meteorological Observatory has issued a yellow alert for sandstorms, the second out of four levels.
A person on a bridge
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The sky in beijing.
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People riding bikes as the sky is orange.
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