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Beijing shuts factories, removes cars, but pollution stays high

Cars drive along a street on a hazy day in Beijing January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

Cars drive along a street on a hazy day in Beijing January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

Cars drive along a street on a hazy day in Beijing January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic
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Buildings and Guomao Bridge are pictured on a heavy haze day in Beijing's central business district January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Buildings and Guomao Bridge are pictured on a heavy haze day in Beijing's central business district January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Buildings and Guomao Bridge are pictured on a heavy haze day in Beijing's central business district January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Vehicles drive through the Guomao Bridge on a heavy haze day in Beijing's central business district January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Vehicles drive through the Guomao Bridge on a heavy haze day in Beijing's central business district January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Vehicles drive through the Guomao Bridge on a heavy haze day in Beijing's central business district January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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A woman wearing a mask cycles on a heavy haze day in Beijing January 29, 2013. Beijing's air pollution returns to 'hazardous' levels, two weeks after record readings of small particles in the air sparked a public outcry. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A woman wearing a mask cycles on a heavy haze day in Beijing January 29, 2013. Beijing's air pollution returns to 'hazardous' levels, two weeks after record readings of small particles in the air sparked a public outcry. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A woman wearing a mask cycles on a heavy haze day in Beijing January 29, 2013. Beijing's air pollution returns to 'hazardous' levels, two weeks after record readings of small particles in the air sparked a public outcry. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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A combination photo shows a street lamp seen near Xuanwumen crossroad taken January 15, 2013 (top) and January 29, 2013 (bottom) in central Beijing. Beijing's air pollution returns to 'hazardous' levels this Monday, two weeks after record readings of small particles in the air sparked a public outcry. REUTERS/Stringer

A combination photo shows a street lamp seen near Xuanwumen crossroad taken January 15, 2013 (top) and January 29, 2013 (bottom) in central Beijing. Beijing's air pollution returns to 'hazardous' levels this Monday, two weeks after record readings of...more

A combination photo shows a street lamp seen near Xuanwumen crossroad taken January 15, 2013 (top) and January 29, 2013 (bottom) in central Beijing. Beijing's air pollution returns to 'hazardous' levels this Monday, two weeks after record readings of small particles in the air sparked a public outcry. REUTERS/Stringer
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A combination photograph shows people wearing masks on a heavy haze day during winter in Beijing January 29, 2013. Beijing's air pollution returns to 'hazardous' levels, two weeks after record readings of small particles in the air sparked a public outcry. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A combination photograph shows people wearing masks on a heavy haze day during winter in Beijing January 29, 2013. Beijing's air pollution returns to 'hazardous' levels, two weeks after record readings of small particles in the air sparked a public...more

A combination photograph shows people wearing masks on a heavy haze day during winter in Beijing January 29, 2013. Beijing's air pollution returns to 'hazardous' levels, two weeks after record readings of small particles in the air sparked a public outcry. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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A man looks up as he walks along a street on a hazy day in Beijing January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

A man looks up as he walks along a street on a hazy day in Beijing January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

A man looks up as he walks along a street on a hazy day in Beijing January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic
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