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Russia and eastern Europe were blanketed with orange snow in a freak weather event
Description: Storms in northern Africa picked up sand, dust, and pollen particles from the Sahara and blew them across the Mediterranean and Europe. It then mixed with snow and rain in eastern Europe and Russia, turning the snow orange. Skiers and snowboarders in Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Moldova, and Romania posted photos of the surreal scenes on social media. People in the region complained of sand in their mouths. The weather phenomenon happens every five years or so, and has previously occurred in other parts in the world. [Source: AOL Weather]
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Source: AOL Weather
Publish Date: 3/26/2018
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