Snow Falls In The Sahara Desert For The First Time Since 1979, And It's Just As Beautiful As You Think

Does it ever snow in the desert? It sounds weird but, turns out it does. Joining in with the festivities around the globe, snow fell on the largest desert in the world, the Sahara Desert.

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If the deserts miss the rain, they must REALLY be missing the snow. Until now, anyway.The Sahara Desert, the largest hot desert in the world (Antartica and the Arctic are technically deserts too), doesn't get a lot of precipitation.It's hot, it's dry, and it's vast; covering over 3 million square miles of land in northern Africa.(All photos by Karim Bouchetata/Rex Features via AP Images.)