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Living in the smog of China

People wear face masks as heavy smog blankets Shenfang in Hebei province, on an very polluted day. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

People wear face masks as heavy smog blankets Shenfang in Hebei province, on an very polluted day. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

People wear face masks as heavy smog blankets Shenfang in Hebei province, on an very polluted day. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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People take videos of a flag-raising ceremony during smog at Tiananmen Square after a red alert was issued for heavy air pollution in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

People take videos of a flag-raising ceremony during smog at Tiananmen Square after a red alert was issued for heavy air pollution in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

People take videos of a flag-raising ceremony during smog at Tiananmen Square after a red alert was issued for heavy air pollution in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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People enjoy their time inside the Jiutian Greenhouse in Langfang, Hebei province. According to the staff of the greenhouse, more people visit their environment-friendly project when pollution in the city is higher than usual. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

People enjoy their time inside the Jiutian Greenhouse in Langfang, Hebei province. According to the staff of the greenhouse, more people visit their environment-friendly project when pollution in the city is higher than usual. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

People enjoy their time inside the Jiutian Greenhouse in Langfang, Hebei province. According to the staff of the greenhouse, more people visit their environment-friendly project when pollution in the city is higher than usual. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Buildings are seen in heavy smog during a polluted day in Jinan, Shandong province. REUTERS/Stringer

Buildings are seen in heavy smog during a polluted day in Jinan, Shandong province. REUTERS/Stringer

Buildings are seen in heavy smog during a polluted day in Jinan, Shandong province. REUTERS/Stringer
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Children exercise indoor during a polluted day in Handan, Hebei province. REUTERS/Stringer

Children exercise indoor during a polluted day in Handan, Hebei province. REUTERS/Stringer

Children exercise indoor during a polluted day in Handan, Hebei province. REUTERS/Stringer
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A man smokes as he rides in smog during polluted day in Beijing. REUTERS/Stringer

A man smokes as he rides in smog during polluted day in Beijing. REUTERS/Stringer

A man smokes as he rides in smog during polluted day in Beijing. REUTERS/Stringer
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A chimney of a power plant is pictured among smog as a red alert for air pollution is issued in Beijing. 


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A chimney of a power plant is pictured among smog as a red alert for air pollution is issued in Beijing. REUTERS/Stringer

A chimney of a power plant is pictured among smog as a red alert for air pollution is issued in Beijing. REUTERS/Stringer
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A man cooks in open air as heavy smog blankets Shengfang, in Hebei province, on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued.


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A man cooks in open air as heavy smog blankets Shengfang, in Hebei province, on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A man cooks in open air as heavy smog blankets Shengfang, in Hebei province, on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Women wearing face masks wait for the bus on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued, in Langfang, Hebei province. 


REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Women wearing face masks wait for the bus on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued, in Langfang, Hebei province. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Women wearing face masks wait for the bus on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued, in Langfang, Hebei province. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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People make their way through heavy smog on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued, in Shengfang, Hebei province. REUTERS/Damir Sagol

People make their way through heavy smog on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued, in Shengfang, Hebei province. REUTERS/Damir Sagol

People make their way through heavy smog on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued, in Shengfang, Hebei province. REUTERS/Damir Sagol
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A street food vendor prepares food for customers as heavy smog blankets Shengfang, in Hebei province, on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued. 


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A street food vendor prepares food for customers as heavy smog blankets Shengfang, in Hebei province, on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A street food vendor prepares food for customers as heavy smog blankets Shengfang, in Hebei province, on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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People enjoy their time inside the Jiutian Greenhouse in Langfang, Hebei province, as the region goes through the period of extreme air pollution with red alert issued.

 REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

People enjoy their time inside the Jiutian Greenhouse in Langfang, Hebei province, as the region goes through the period of extreme air pollution with red alert issued. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

People enjoy their time inside the Jiutian Greenhouse in Langfang, Hebei province, as the region goes through the period of extreme air pollution with red alert issued. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A woman wearing a face mask rides a moped on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued, in Langfang, Hebei province. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A woman wearing a face mask rides a moped on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued, in Langfang, Hebei province. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A woman wearing a face mask rides a moped on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued, in Langfang, Hebei province. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A man swims in a lake in smog during a heavily polluted day in Beijing. China Daily/via REUTERS

A man swims in a lake in smog during a heavily polluted day in Beijing. China Daily/via REUTERS

A man swims in a lake in smog during a heavily polluted day in Beijing. China Daily/via REUTERS
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People make their way through heavy smog on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued, in Shengfang, Hebei province.

 REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

People make their way through heavy smog on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued, in Shengfang, Hebei province. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

People make their way through heavy smog on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued, in Shengfang, Hebei province. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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People ride a bus on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued, in Langfang, Hebei province. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

People ride a bus on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued, in Langfang, Hebei province. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

People ride a bus on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued, in Langfang, Hebei province. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A woman wearing a mask walks along a bridge in smog during a polluted day in Tianjin. REUTERS/Stringer

A woman wearing a mask walks along a bridge in smog during a polluted day in Tianjin. REUTERS/Stringer

A woman wearing a mask walks along a bridge in smog during a polluted day in Tianjin. REUTERS/Stringer
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Sun is seen in smog during sunset on a polluted day as a red alert for air pollution is issued in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Sun is seen in smog during sunset on a polluted day as a red alert for air pollution is issued in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Sun is seen in smog during sunset on a polluted day as a red alert for air pollution is issued in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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People ride during heavy smog in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province. REUTERS/Stringer

People ride during heavy smog in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province. REUTERS/Stringer

People ride during heavy smog in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province. REUTERS/Stringer
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People walk across a road in smog during a polluted day in Tianjin. REUTERS/Stringer

People walk across a road in smog during a polluted day in Tianjin. REUTERS/Stringer

People walk across a road in smog during a polluted day in Tianjin. REUTERS/Stringer
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Artist Liu Bolin wearing a vest with 24 mobile phones walks in smog as he live broadcasts air pollution in the city on the fourth day after a red alert was issued for heavy air pollution in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Artist Liu Bolin wearing a vest with 24 mobile phones walks in smog as he live broadcasts air pollution in the city on the fourth day after a red alert was issued for heavy air pollution in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Artist Liu Bolin wearing a vest with 24 mobile phones walks in smog as he live broadcasts air pollution in the city on the fourth day after a red alert was issued for heavy air pollution in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Buildings are seen in heavy smog in Harbin, Heilongjiang province. REUTERS/Stringer

Buildings are seen in heavy smog in Harbin, Heilongjiang province. REUTERS/Stringer

Buildings are seen in heavy smog in Harbin, Heilongjiang province. REUTERS/Stringer
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A woman sits on the back of a motorcycle in smog during a polluted day in Liaocheng, Shandong province. REUTERS/Stringer

A woman sits on the back of a motorcycle in smog during a polluted day in Liaocheng, Shandong province. REUTERS/Stringer

A woman sits on the back of a motorcycle in smog during a polluted day in Liaocheng, Shandong province. REUTERS/Stringer
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People wait for the bus on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued, in Langfang, Hebei province. 
REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

People wait for the bus on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued, in Langfang, Hebei province. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

People wait for the bus on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued, in Langfang, Hebei province. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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People sit on a bench at a park in heavy smog during a polluted day in Beijing. REUTERS/Stringer

People sit on a bench at a park in heavy smog during a polluted day in Beijing. REUTERS/Stringer

People sit on a bench at a park in heavy smog during a polluted day in Beijing. REUTERS/Stringer
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