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Breathtaking Scenes as African Sand Turns Snow on Crete Pink

A thin layer of sand is seen atop the snow-covered Cretan mountains. Credit: Facebook/Irene Kalaitzaki

The snow covering the mountains on the Greek island of Crete has created its own unique palette of color, taking on pink and orange hues during the last several days due to southerly winds coming from Africa.

The strong winds which blew into Greece over the last several days, bringing enormous quantities of dust from the Sahara desert, have created a rare and unique phenomenon on the island.

The snow-covered tops of the Cretan mountains, including Leuka Ori, have seemingly captured a huge amount of the African sand and dust which had been transported in the upper atmosphere all the way from the Sahara in the recent storms.

This has resulted in the creation of a pinkish orange layer of fine…

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