Snow in the Sahara desert

Claim: In 1979, snow fell in the Sahara desert.

taklamakan_desert

The claim is true. On February 18, 1979 was the first snow in Sahara. But this photo has nothing to do with Sahara.

Photo: snow-covered Taklamakan desert in China. Source: CRI English.

Update: another photo about the same topic has surfaced

not-sahara-2015

The image text is correct, but the photo is unrelated. It was taken in 2015 when it was snowing in Saudi Arabia. Majority of the snow hit a town near the city of Tabuk.

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