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Photos: Dust Storm in Ahvaz, Iran

04/13/11 Photos by Amir Hosein Kardouni, ISNA

A severe dust storm in the city of Ahvaz in southwestern Iran has brought life to a halt causing schools and offices to close. The storm has also affected some of the other cities in the province of Khouzestan.

The city of Ahvaz is the capital of the Iranian province of Khuzestan. It is built on the banks of the Karun River and is situated in the middle of Khuzestan Province. The city has an average elevation of 20 meters above sea level. The city had a population of 1,338,126 in 2006.


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