Beijing, China - Peoples Republic of
A YOUNG GIRL BRACES HERSELF AGAINST A SAND STORM IN BEIJING.
A young girl braces herself against a sand storm which turned the sky
amber and greatly reduced visibility in front of Beijing's Tiananmen
Gate March 20, 2002. Extensive deforestation and desertification in
northern China have fueled the dust stoms. Nearly one million tonnes of
Gobi Desert sand blows into Beijing each year. REUTERS/Guang Niu