Snow falls in Sahara Desert due to rare phenomenon

Snow has fallen in the Sahara Desert after temperatures dropped below freezing in a rare phenomenon.

Photographer Karim Bouchetata captured stunning images of the snow and ice in the town of Ain Sefra in northwestern Algeria yesterday.

The snow and ice created stunning patterns in the sand after the area saw a sprinkling of snow fall unexpectedly.

The dusting of snow is the fifth time in 42 years that the town has seen snow, with previous occurrences in 1979, 2016, 2018 and 2021.

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