The Best Internet Prank Ever

So, everyone's all atwitter about the red dust storm covering Sydney, Australia right now:

(click the pic to go to the gallery)

But I know what's really going on.

A group of internet-minded photographers and twitterers decided to red-tint all their photos, submit them to twitpic and flicker, and claim on the net that Sydney had turned red. The press in Sydney is going along with it, because hey, the entire continent is criminal-minded anyway.

It's the biggest internet prank ever.