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Snow Falls In Sahara Desert For The First Time In Decades

Snow Falls In Sahara Desert For The First Time In Decades

As one of the hottest and driest places in the world, the Sahara desert is probably the last place you’d expect to see snow.

But yesterday, for the first time in decades, the desert turned white.


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Despite its average temperature of 30 degrees Celsius, the small desert town of Ain Sefra in Algeria was buried in snow yesterday.


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Photographer Karim Boucheta, who captured these stunning pictures, said: “Everyone was stunned to see snow falling in the desert.”


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“It is such a rare occurrence. It looked amazing as the snow settled on the sand and made a great set of photos. The snow stayed for about a day and has now melted away.”


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The last — and only other — recorded snowfall in the Sahara was also in Algeria, back in 1979.


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It looks totally surreal.


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Amazing!


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