First sandstorm of the season

Out our window, Beijing, 10:30am March 18, 2008.

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143 days until the opening ceremony of the Olympics, but the sandstorms will have ended by then.

Out the same window, on a nice day last fall:

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/jfallows/IMG_4315.jpg