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A satellite image release by the UAE Civil Aviation Department shows Cyclone Gonu approaching the Gulf states, 5 June 2007. (UAE CIVIL AVIATION/Getty Images).
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Omanis look at high waves splashing on the rocks as a cyclone approaches Muscat, 05 June 2007. Oman has evacuated about 7,000 people from coastal areas. (MOHAMMED MAHJOUB/AFP/Getty Images)
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The cyclone packed huge winds of up to 260 kms an hour as it advanced towards the Gulf state of Oman, posing a potential threat to oil exports. (MOHAMMED MAHJOUB/AFP/Getty Images)
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Thick clouds over Muscat. The local weather service said the cyclone formed in the Indian Ocean and reached the Gulf of Oman on Monday. (MOHAMMED MAHJOUB/AFP/Getty Images)