Summer is almost upon Iraq, and the temperatures are rising. As a sign of the change in season, a sand storm hit the capital Baghdad on April 19, 2012, covering the city in fine reddish dirt.
|A bicyclist rides through the storm in Baghdad, Apr. 19, 2012 (Getty Images)|
|Two women walk through the dust (Getty Images)|
|Several bombs went off in the capital on Apr. 19. One of those was on Haifa Street, which was soon enveloped by the sand and dirt (AP)|
|A traffic cop and vehicles in Baghdad's Karrada district (Reuters)|
|A man at a stop light in Karrada (Reuters)|
|A man walks through traffic attempting to sell masks to protect people during the storm (Reuters)|
|Traffic at Kahramana Square (Reuters)|