The city is under a thick film of sand.
Cairo is experiencing a serious sandstorm—two children have reportedly died, ports are closed, and flights were still changing their routes after the airport stopped allowing arrivals for a short time yesterday.
This is how the city looked yesterday, as the sandstorm was developing:
By today the city was under a thick film of sand.
Some on Twitter have noted that this storm did not prevent Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Egypt—he arrived on Jan. 9.
@FridhKleberg Asked people in Egypt, but no answer, maybe you know: As Cairo+Alex airport shut for sandstorm, does Egypt have to keep Putin?— @b9AcE (@b9AcE) February 11, 2015
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