Mandatory Credit: Photo by Geoff Robinson Photography/REX/Shutterstock (9309883g)Snow in the Sahara Desert near the town of Ain Sefra, AlgeriaSnow in the Sahara Desert - 07 Jan 2018*Full story: https://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/tvw5As much of the northern hemisphere sees record cold temperatures, the SAHARA Desert has been hit by SNOW for the second time in four decades. Photographers have taken incredible pictures of 40cm deep snow covering the sand in the small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra after a freak winter storm yesterday (Sun). The town in the world's HOTTEST desert had not seen snow for 37 years when it arrived this time last year and locals were stunned when it began falling on the red sand dunes yesterday morning. Snow started falling in the early hours of Sunday morning and it quickly began settling on the sand. Photographer Karim Bouchetata said: "We were really surprised when we woke up to see snow again. It stayed all day on Sunday and began melting at around 5pm."

It Even Snowed In The Sahara Desert

Nope, that's not just really white sand. Residents of Ain Sefra, an Algerian town on the northwest edge of the Sahara desert, witnessed a stunning sight on Sunday: snow blanketing the sandy hills of o...
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Police block a road in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on November 5, 2017, after a mass shooting at the the First Baptist Church (rear).A gunman went into the church during Sunday morning services and shot dead some two dozen worshippers, the sheriff said, in the latest mass shooting to shock the US. 'Approximately 25 people' were dead, including the shooter, Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told NBC News. At least 10 people were wounded. The motive was not immediately known, he added. / AFP PHOTO / SUZANNE CORDEIRO (Photo credit should read SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP/Getty Images)

Half The People Killed In The Texas Shooting Were Children

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas ― Around half the people killed in Sunday's mass shooting were minors, including at least one child under age two. Of the 26 people who lost their lives at the First Baptist...
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - AUGUST 13: Counter protesters confront Jason Kessler, an organizer of 'Unite the Right' rally, after Kessler tried to speak outside the Charlottesville City Hall on August 13, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The city of Charlottesville remains on edge following violence at a 'Unite the Right' rally held by white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the 'alt-right' (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

'Unite The Right' Organizer Flees His Press Conference In Charlottesville

A press conference in Charlottesville, Virginia, led by "Unite The Right" organizer Jason Kessler was cut short just minutes after he took the mic Sunday afternoon. Social media videos and images show...
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The facade of the Chakhmagh mosque is seen in Yazd, 700 km (435 miles) south of Tehran, October 15, 2008. As some Western corporations pack up and mothball projects in Iran under pressure of sanctions, Sebastian Straten is preparing for the day when tourists flock to the Islamic state. Straten is developing a small-scale hotels venture in the central city of Yazd, renowned for its labyrinth of lanes between old mudbrick buildings and 'windcatcher' towers designed to cool houses in the desert heat. To match feature IRAN-INVESTOR/ REUTERS/Caren Firouz (IRAN)

UNESCO Designates New World Heritage Sites

The United Nations' education, science and culture branch has designated nearly two dozen new locations as official World Heritage Sites in recent days, thus ensuring international efforts will go tow...
10/07/2017 8:34 AM IST
PORTLAND, OR - JUNE 04: A man raises his hands as police clash with demonstrators as they try to clear 'Antifa' members and anti-Trump protesters from the area during a protest on June 4, 2017 in Portland, Oregon. Police used tear gas, flash bangs, and rubber bullets to clear the crowd. A protest dubbed 'Trump Free Speech' by organizers was met by a large contingent of counter-demonstrators who viewed the protest as a promotion of racism. The demonstrations come in the wake of the recent violent attack on the city's MAX train line when Ricky Best, 53, and Taliesin Namkai-Meche, 23, were stabbed to death and Micah Fletcher,21, was severely injured after they tried to protect two teenage girls, one of whom was wearing a hijab, from being harassed with racial taunts by suspect Jeremy Christian. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Violence Erupts In Portland Amid Alt-Right, Anti-Fascist Rallies

PORTLAND, Ore. ― For days, Portland has served as ground zero for American hate, heroism and healing. Today, it served as America's battleground. What started Sunday as two counterdemonstrations outsi...
05/06/2017 10:11 PM IST
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Emergency services arrive close to the Manchester Arena on May 23, 2017 in Manchester, England. There have been reports of explosions at Manchester Arena where Ariana Grande had performed this evening. Greater Manchester Police have have confirmed there are fatalities and warned people to stay away from the area. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

Celebrities Tweet Support For Ariana Grande Concert Victims

Celebrities flooded Twitter on Monday with condolences for those affected by the deadly blast at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, earlier in the evening. Police said at least 19 people...
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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Members of the public are escorted from the Manchester Arena on May 23, 2017 in Manchester, England. There have been reports of explosions at Manchester Arena where Ariana Grande had performed this evening. Greater Manchester Police have have confirmed there are fatalities and warned people to stay away from the area. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

#RoomForManchester Hashtag Helps Shelter Stranded Concert-Goers

Manchester, England, residents used the power of social media to help stranded concert-goers after a deadly blast at the city's Ariana Grande performance Monday night. Using the hashtag #RoomForManche...
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