Dust storm covers Tokyo: in pictures

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Today, a dust storm struck the Japanese capital city of Tokyo, covering it in a plume of brown dust and blocking out the sunlight.

A spokesperson for the Japan Meteorological Agency said, "A rapidly developing low pressure system in the north was moving down south. It was bringing a snow storm in the north, and strong winds in Tokyo and surrounding areas".

Wikinews sourced images from Wikimedians and from Twitter.

A thick plume of brown dust can be seen over Tokyo. Jonathan Lumb described them as "crazy dust clouds".
Image: Jonathan Lumb.

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A view of the dust storm covering buildings in Tokyo with a brown haze.
Image: K.H JPN.
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A clear sunny day has been replaced by a thick dust cloud. Dan Castellano said the storm looked "apocalyptic" with a yellow sky.
Image: Dan Castellano.
A before and after view of the dust cloud in one position.
Image: Dan Castellano.
A view of a railway line in Tokyo in the dust storm.
Image: Cassiopeia sweet.
Mark Willacy, ABC News North Asia correspondent, tweeted a photo of "Tokyo choked in dust storm".
Image: Mark Willacy.

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The dust storm heavily restricted visibility.
Image: Micheal Mac Suibhne.
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The dust storm beginning to cover over Yokohama, Japan.
Image: Colm Smyth.

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A view of the horizon in Tokyo during the thick and heavy dust storm.
Image: Melanie Brock.
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Employees at work looking out at the dust storm covering Tokyo.
Image: Ned Goodwin MW.

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A photo taken of skyscrapers and tall buildings in Tokyo during the storm.
Image: Kim.
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Picture of the thick dust as seen from Yoyogi-Uehara Station.
Image: Cassiopeia sweet.
The dust storm as seen in the Setagaya ward of Tokyo city on the Odakyū Odawara Line.
Image: Cassiopeia sweet.



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