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Locust Cloud Darkens Skies Over Madagascar Capital

A swarm of locusts invades the center of Madagascar capital Antananarivo on August 28, 2014. RIJASOLO / AFP - Getty Images

A swarm of locusts invaded the center of Madagascar's capital city on Thursday, as clouds of insects darkened the skyline of Antananarivo.

A locust plague that began over two years ago threatens the food security and livelihoods of 13 million residents of the Indian Ocean island, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Image: A swarm of locusts flies over the center of Madagascar capital Antananarivo
A swarm of locusts flies over the center of Antananarivo, Madagascar, on August 28, 2014. RIJASOLO / AFP - Getty Images