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Massive dust storm sweeps across Phoenix, Arizona

4 July 2014 Last updated at 15:49 BST

The American city of Phoenix, Arizona, was hit by a massive dust storm on Thursday evening, ahead of the Fourth of July celebrations.

The blinding winds left thousands of homes without power and grounded numerous flights at the city's international airport.

Catherine Addis reports.

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