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Cyclone Gonu hits Oman

Cyclone Gonu hits Oman
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).
Cyclone Gonu hits Oman
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)
Cyclone Gonu hits Oman
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)
Cyclone Gonu hits Oman
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)