Last weekend the ground covered with a layer of snow. This morning it was dirt. Tons of it. I knew something strange was brewing this morning when I woke up and saw a yellow glow through my curtains. That could only mean one thing: a sandstorm had enveloped the capital.
Here's what it looked like (photos from Xinhua):
I went out for a bit in the afternoon, and when I got home felt like I'd swallowed a bucket-full of dirt.