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In Pictures: Pollution in Beijing

Dense smog has shrouded China's capital, with pollution at hazardous levels for a second day.
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2013 12:19


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Dense smog has shrouded Beijing, China's capital with pollution at hazardous levels since Thursday
HOW HWEE YOUNG/EPA
The air quality in Beijing is rated as 'hazardous' according to air pollution readings by monitors at the US embassy in the city 
ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images
Air quality is hazardous when readings on the index hit between 300 and 500. But levels have gone off the index with reported readings above 700
HOW HWEE YOUNG/EPA
Greenpeace has called the recordings of the heavy pollution in Beijing over the weekend as 'the worst on record'
ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images
The Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Centre advised people to avoid going outdoors
ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images
The airborne particles in Beijing are small enough to deeply penetrate the lungs, forcing residents to wear facemasks for protection
/REUTERS
Many people have taken to voicing their concerns online - with some describing the air as post-apocalyptic and beyond belief 
/REUTERS
The severe conditions are being blamed on increased traffic on the roads
HOW HWEE YOUNG/EPA
Pollution from factories and the consumption of coal for winter are also being blamed for contributing to the pollution
/REUTERS
The cities of Tianjain, east of Beijing and Wuhan City in the south have also reported severe pollution
Alexander F. Yuan/AP
Residents have been advised to use public transportation in order to reduce pollution created by automobile emissions 
/REUTERS
The conditions are reportedly likely to last until Tuesday due to the pollution not being able to disperse as it is trapped in area of low pressure
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In Pictures: Pollution in Beijinghttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022en-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Sun, 13 Jan 2013 08:17:05 GMTSun, 13 Jan 2013 09:12:58 GMTIn Pictures: Pollution in Beijinghttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022?image_id=01eC8LH8tB1VM

Dense smog has shrouded Beijing, China's capital with pollution at hazardous levels since Thursday

Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:21:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022?image_id=01eC8LH8tB1VMHOW HWEE YOUNGEPAEPA Images

Dense smog has shrouded Beijing, China's capital with pollution at hazardous levels since Thursday

In Pictures: Pollution in Beijing
In Pictures: Pollution in Beijinghttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022?image_id=054JgdsaB85BM

The air quality in Beijing is rated as 'hazardous' according to air pollution readings by monitors at the US embassy in the city 

Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:24:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022?image_id=054JgdsaB85BMHOW HWEE YOUNGEPAEPA Images

The air quality in Beijing is rated as 'hazardous' according to air pollution readings by monitors at the US embassy in the city 

In Pictures: Pollution in Beijing
In Pictures: Pollution in Beijinghttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022?image_id=09pjdDpbhu7To

Air quality is hazardous when readings hit between 300 and 500, but levels have gone off the index with reported readings above 700

Sat, 12 Jan 2013 07:05:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022?image_id=09pjdDpbhu7ToED JONESAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Air quality is hazardous when readings hit between 300 and 500, but levels have gone off the index with reported readings above 700

In Pictures: Pollution in Beijing
Heavy smog envelops Beijinghttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022?image_id=00la1mqa7E6B8

Greenpeace has called the recordings of the heavy pollution in Beijing over the weekend as 'the worst on record'

Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:50:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022?image_id=00la1mqa7E6B8HOW HWEE YOUNGEPAEPA Images

Greenpeace has called the recordings of the heavy pollution in Beijing over the weekend as 'the worst on record'

Heavy smog envelops Beijing
CHINA-ENVIRONMENT-POLLUTIONhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022?image_id=00IlegR5hV7rX

The Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Centre advised people to avoid going outdoors

Sat, 12 Jan 2013 09:31:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022?image_id=00IlegR5hV7rXED JONESAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

The Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Centre advised people to avoid going outdoors

CHINA-ENVIRONMENT-POLLUTION
CHINA-ENVIRONMENT-POLLUTIONhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022?image_id=04Q055q8TmamE

The airborne particles in Beijing are small enough to deeply penetrate the lungs, forcing residents to wear facemasks for protection

Sat, 12 Jan 2013 09:31:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022?image_id=04Q055q8TmamEED JONESAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

The airborne particles in Beijing are small enough to deeply penetrate the lungs, forcing residents to wear facemasks for protection

CHINA-ENVIRONMENT-POLLUTION
In Pictures: Pollution in Beijinghttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022?image_id=02TbaxEgoG9z0

Many people have taken to voicing their concerns online - with some describing the air as post-apocalyptic and beyond belief 

Sun, 13 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022?image_id=02TbaxEgoG9z0REUTERS

Many people have taken to voicing their concerns online - with some describing the air as post-apocalyptic and beyond belief 

In Pictures: Pollution in Beijing
Vehicles drive on the Third Ring Road on a very hazy winter day in Beijinghttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022?image_id=05FO0HQ35X6sZ

The severe conditions are being blamed on increased traffic on the roads

Sun, 13 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022?image_id=05FO0HQ35X6sZREUTERS

The severe conditions are being blamed on increased traffic on the roads

Vehicles drive on the Third Ring Road on a very hazy winter day in Beijing
Heavy smog envelops Beijinghttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022?image_id=04M4fIJgul0Mn

Pollution from factories and the consumption of coal for winter are also being blamed for contributing to the pollution

Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:51:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022?image_id=04M4fIJgul0MnHOW HWEE YOUNGEPAEPA Images

Pollution from factories and the consumption of coal for winter are also being blamed for contributing to the pollution

Heavy smog envelops Beijing
A resident plays with a diabolo in a park during a heavily hazy winter day in Beijinghttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022?image_id=02xvcia5bH4Wr

The cities of Tianjain, east of Beijing and Wuhan City in the south have also reported severe pollution

Sun, 13 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022?image_id=02xvcia5bH4WrREUTERS

The cities of Tianjain, east of Beijing and Wuhan City in the south have also reported severe pollution

A resident plays with a diabolo in a park during a heavily hazy winter day in Beijing
No title givenhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022?image_id=08Xk2yn4os10T

Residents have been advised to use public transportation in order to reduce pollution created by automobile emissions 

Sat, 12 Jan 2013 14:03:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022?image_id=08Xk2yn4os10TAlexander F. YuanAPAP Photo

Residents have been advised to use public transportation in order to reduce pollution created by automobile emissions 

No title given
A man sits on a frozen canal and fishes on a hazy winter day in central Beijinghttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022?image_id=069tdtXczs2hw

The conditions are reportedly likely to last until Tuesday due to the pollution not being able to disperse as it is trapped in area of low pressure

Sun, 13 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1358065025022?image_id=069tdtXczs2hwREUTERS

The conditions are reportedly likely to last until Tuesday due to the pollution not being able to disperse as it is trapped in area of low pressure

A man sits on a frozen canal and fishes on a hazy winter day in central Beijing


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