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Snow Blankets the Sahara Desert, The Hottest Desert in the World

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A layer of snow covers the Sahara Desert close to Ain Sefra, Algeria, on Jan. 7, 2018. Snowfall is a rare event in what is known as the hottest desert in the world.
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Although snow is rare in the Sahara, it has happened a handful of times in history - most recently in 2016.
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The snow melted in a day. While the Sahara Desert is hot during the day, it swings back to colder temperatures during nighttime.
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Amateur photographer Karim Bouchetata is seen in a self portrait taken against a backdrop of a snow-covered Sahara near Ain Sefra, Algeria, on Jan. 7, 2018. Snowfall is a rare event in what is known as the hottest desert in the world.
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Ice melts on vegetation growing in the Sahara Desert by the town of Ain Sefra, Algeria, on Jan. 7, 2018. Snowfall is a rare event in what is known as the hottest desert in the world.
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Snow starts to melt on the Sahara Desert close to Ain Sefra, Algeria, on Jan. 7, 2018.
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A layer of snow covers the Sahara Desert close to Ain Sefra, Algeria, on Jan. 7, 2018. Snowfall is a rare event in what is known as the hottest desert in the world.
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Snow melts over the Sahara Desert close to Ain Sefra, Algeria, on Jan. 7, 2018. Snowfall is a rare event in what is known as the hottest desert in the world.
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Snow covered peaks are seen in the distance in the Sahara Desert, otherwise known as the hottest desert in the world.
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The snow makes a stunning contrast to the red sand dunes of the Sahara Desert.
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