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Living with the smog in China

<p>Women wearing masks make their way amid the heavy haze in Beijing February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon</p>

Women wearing masks make their way amid the heavy haze in Beijing February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Women wearing masks make their way amid the heavy haze in Beijing February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>A resident walks along a street on the banks of the Songhua River near a highway bridge on a hazy day in Jilin, Jilin province February 25, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A resident walks along a street on the banks of the Songhua River near a highway bridge on a hazy day in Jilin, Jilin province February 25, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

A resident walks along a street on the banks of the Songhua River near a highway bridge on a hazy day in Jilin, Jilin province February 25, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A woman wearing a mask rides an electric bicycle along a street on a hazy afternoon in Beijing February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic</p>

A woman wearing a mask rides an electric bicycle along a street on a hazy afternoon in Beijing February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

A woman wearing a mask rides an electric bicycle along a street on a hazy afternoon in Beijing February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

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<p>Children with respiratory illness receive treatment at a hospital in Beijing, February 21, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily</p>

Children with respiratory illness receive treatment at a hospital in Beijing, February 21, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily

Children with respiratory illness receive treatment at a hospital in Beijing, February 21, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily

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<p>Visitors are silhouetted against thick smog on the top of Jingshan Park near the Forbidden City in Beijing February 24, 2014.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon</p>

Visitors are silhouetted against thick smog on the top of Jingshan Park near the Forbidden City in Beijing February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Visitors are silhouetted against thick smog on the top of Jingshan Park near the Forbidden City in Beijing February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>Women wearing masks practice folk dance during their morning exercise at Jingshan Park near the Forbidden City on a hazy day in Beijing February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon</p>

Women wearing masks practice folk dance during their morning exercise at Jingshan Park near the Forbidden City on a hazy day in Beijing February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Women wearing masks practice folk dance during their morning exercise at Jingshan Park near the Forbidden City on a hazy day in Beijing February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>Cars travel on a road amid heavy haze in Beijing February 21, 2014.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon</p>

Cars travel on a road amid heavy haze in Beijing February 21, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Cars travel on a road amid heavy haze in Beijing February 21, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>People wearing masks are seen on a hazy day at Tiananmen Square in Beijing February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon</p>

People wearing masks are seen on a hazy day at Tiananmen Square in Beijing February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

People wearing masks are seen on a hazy day at Tiananmen Square in Beijing February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>A man and his dog, both wearing masks, walk along a small alley on a hazy day in Beijing, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Legal Evening/Liu Chang</p>

A man and his dog, both wearing masks, walk along a small alley on a hazy day in Beijing, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Legal Evening/Liu Chang

A man and his dog, both wearing masks, walk along a small alley on a hazy day in Beijing, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Legal Evening/Liu Chang

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<p>A pedestrian wearing a mask makes her way amid the heavy haze in Beijing February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon</p>

A pedestrian wearing a mask makes her way amid the heavy haze in Beijing February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A pedestrian wearing a mask makes her way amid the heavy haze in Beijing February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>An overpass is crowded with cars amid the heavy haze in Beijing February 23, 2014.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon</p>

An overpass is crowded with cars amid the heavy haze in Beijing February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

An overpass is crowded with cars amid the heavy haze in Beijing February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>A resident displays a picture of Chinese President Xi Jinping visiting a traditional hutong area on a mobile phone in Beijing, February 25, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A resident displays a picture of Chinese President Xi Jinping visiting a traditional hutong area on a mobile phone in Beijing, February 25, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

A resident displays a picture of Chinese President Xi Jinping visiting a traditional hutong area on a mobile phone in Beijing, February 25, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Primary school students practise morning exercises during class break in a classroom on a hazy day in Handan, Hebei province February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Primary school students practise morning exercises during class break in a classroom on a hazy day in Handan, Hebei province February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Primary school students practise morning exercises during class break in a classroom on a hazy day in Handan, Hebei province February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>People wearing masks wait for a taxi amid the heavy haze in Beijing February 22, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon</p>

People wearing masks wait for a taxi amid the heavy haze in Beijing February 22, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

People wearing masks wait for a taxi amid the heavy haze in Beijing February 22, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>A man sits next to a window of a restaurant on the 70th floor of a skyscraper as the Guangzhou TV Tower is seen through thick haze at the central business district in Guangzhou, Guangdong province February 17, 2014. REUTERS/Alex Lee</p>

A man sits next to a window of a restaurant on the 70th floor of a skyscraper as the Guangzhou TV Tower is seen through thick haze at the central business district in Guangzhou, Guangdong province February 17, 2014. REUTERS/Alex Lee

A man sits next to a window of a restaurant on the 70th floor of a skyscraper as the Guangzhou TV Tower is seen through thick haze at the central business district in Guangzhou, Guangdong province February 17, 2014. REUTERS/Alex Lee

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<p>Buildings are pictured amid the heavy haze at night in Beijing's central business district, January 30, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee</p>

Buildings are pictured amid the heavy haze at night in Beijing's central business district, January 30, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Buildings are pictured amid the heavy haze at night in Beijing's central business district, January 30, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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<p>Pedestrians walk as haze partially obscures a view of downtown Harbin, Heilongjiang province, January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon</p>

Pedestrians walk as haze partially obscures a view of downtown Harbin, Heilongjiang province, January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Pedestrians walk as haze partially obscures a view of downtown Harbin, Heilongjiang province, January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>A vendor wearing a mask holds balloons as he walks along a street on a hazy day in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, February 2, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily</p>

A vendor wearing a mask holds balloons as he walks along a street on a hazy day in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, February 2, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily

A vendor wearing a mask holds balloons as he walks along a street on a hazy day in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, February 2, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily

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