The dust storm has led to
eerie red skies across Sydney.
By Phil Mercer
A huge cloud of red dust driven by gale-force winds is choking Australia's biggest city, Sydney. Residents have described scenes from a Hollywood disaster movie after waking to an eerie dawn.
The suffocating haze has shrouded some of Sydney's most recognizable landmarks.
The Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Opera House were almost lost in a monstrous cloud of dust that has been whipped up by thunderstorms in drought-hit areas of the New South Wales outback.