Photos show Sahara dust turn Athens orange

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Photos show Sahara dust turn Athens orange

Athens and the south of Greece appeared to be coloured in orange and red after dust from the Sahara engulfed the area on Tuesday evening.

Strong winds had carried the dust across hundreds of miles from Africa. The dust is expected to clear throughout Wednesday, when winds are set to ease, local media reported.

The strong winds alongside hot temperatures also raised concerns about wildfires, with the Greek Fire Service saying 25 had broken out in the 24 hours to Tuesday evening, according to a Google translation.

African dust clouds settle over Athens

A general view as dust from the desert of Sahara covers the city of Athens on April 23, 2024 in Athens, Greece.

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A dust cloud from the Sahara Desert in Africa covers the Acropolis on April 23, 2024 in Athens, Greece.

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Dust from the desert of Sahara covers the city in orange haze in Athens, Greece on April 23, 2024.

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Dust from the desert of Sahara covers the city in orange haze in Athens, Greece on April 23, 2024.

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People look out on Athens as skies appear orange

Dust from the desert of Sahara covers the city in orange haze in Athens, Greece on April 23, 2024.

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People sit on Tourkovounia hill overlooking the city of Athens, as southerly winds carry waves of Saharan dust to the city, in Athens, on April 23, 2024.

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A couple sits on Tourkovounia hill, as southerly winds carry waves of Saharan dust, in Athens, on April 23, 2024.

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