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Rare Snow Falls at the Edge of Sahara Desert

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Landsat 7's Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) sensor captured the image that shows the white covering on the caramel-colored landscape southwest of the Algerian community of Ain Sefra, a town sometimes referred to as the gateway to the desert. All the snow except that at the highest elevations melted soon after, a fact Landsat 8 confirmed when it passed overhead on December 27.