WEEK IN PHOTOS: Texas Sinkhole, Myanmar Cyclone, More

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Texas Sinkhole, Myanmar Cyclone, More
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Helmand Province, Afghanistan, May 7, 2008—U.S. Marines wait out a sandstorm at Camp Dwyer in southern Afghanistan.

The tempests are an abrasive fact of life in the Central Asian country. In summer 2007 Afghanistan saw "the worst sandstorms in living memory," which buried villages and filled in canals, according to a UN spokesperson quoted by the AFP news agency.

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—Photograph by David Guttenfelder/AP
 
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