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Athens gets a taste of the Sahara

A cloud of dust from the Sahara Desert made the atmosphere in Athens murky on Saturday. The dust, which is normal for this time of year, was blown in by southerly winds. Doctors advised old people to stay at home and those suffering from breathing problems to avoid working outdoors and to breathe through their noses rather than their mouths. A change of wind direction helped clear the city’s atmosphere yesterday.