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  • The mantle above the fireplace is lined with several dust-choked photographs — Billy in Little League, pudgy and smiling; Billy's parents at their wedding surrounded by anonymous relatives; Billy and his parents posing in front of a nameless ocean; a copy of Billy's mother's obituary.

    Monkeytown prologue/chapter first

  • Panetta spent Sunday afternoon at Camp Dwyer, a dust-choked U.S. outpost in southern Afghanistan.

    Panetta in Iraq to discuss future of U.S. troops

  • The dust-choked dirt roads of the capital are often the first thing Afghans mention in their list of questions about where the billions of dollars in donor money has gone.

    Expectations Low As Donors Meet In Afghanistan

  • How about a dust-choked wasteland overrun by zombies?

    Ned Goldreyer: A Tale of Tent Cities

  • In the dust-choked eastern suburbs of Hanoi, for instance, a property boom is in full swing.

    Danger Signs Seen in Vietnam Stimulus

  • Ensconced on the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Inyokern covers 11 square miles of Kern County in the dust-choked Mojave Desert.

    America's Best Places For Alternative Energy

  • The plane carrying the children was stopped moments before it was scheduled to take off from Abéché, a small, dust-choked city that is the base of operations for dozens of aid groups working in eastern Chad.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • After all the midnight births, the subzero feedings, the dust-choked days of gathering and herding.

    Plain Language

  • In this dust-choked region, long seen as an increasingly barren wasteland decaying into desert, millions of trees are flourishing, thanks in part to poor farmers whose simple methods cost little or nothing at all.

    Trees and Crops Turn Back the Desert

  • FIVE Hugging each other like frightened children, Ahren Elessedil and Ryer Ord Star made their way through the silent, dust-choked passageways of Castledown toward the city ruins above.

    Morgawr

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