Red giant: Firsthand account of Iraq sandstorm


Photojournalist - Mark Owen

IRAQ - While a rainstorm or snowstorm may slow down the daily hustle and bustle of traffic, most of us don't have to deal with sandstorms.

Local 6 photojournalist Mark Owen is deployed in Iraq with a public affairs unit and it's not the first time he's been there.

He was following Charlie Company last month on a mission about 200 miles north of Baghdad when a sandstorm hit.

That's when he captured these sights and sounds. For more, watch the video. If you're viewing this page on our mobile app, head over to the videos section to view it.