Snow in the hottest dessert on the planet? I’m sure all the global warming believers will have a field day with this one.
These incredible pictures by amateur photographer Karim Bouchetata show the town’s red dunes dramatically capped with white snow. The last time flakes are reported to have fallen here was when a brief blizzard hit town in February 1979.
The Sahara is the world’s largest hot desert and its more than 9 million square kilometers cover most of North Africa. As well as being one of the driest places in the planet, it’s one of the hottest — temperatures here can reach more than 50 C (122 F).