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Beijing issues alert as smog hits

Chinese authorities issued a yellow alert for heavy air pollution over the next three days

Beijing issues alert as smog hits
Vehicles are driven along a road in smog on February 20, 2014 in Beijing, China. Beijing issued a yellow alert for heavy air pollution over the next three days. (ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
Beijing issues alert as smog hits
Vehicles are driven along a road in smog on February 20, 2014 in Beijing, China. Beijing issued a yellow alert for heavy air pollution over the next three days. (ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
Beijing issues alert as smog hits
Vehicles are driven along a road in smog on February 20, 2014 in Beijing, China. Beijing issued a yellow alert for heavy air pollution over the next three days. (ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
Beijing issues alert as smog hits
Vehicles are driven along a road in smog on February 20, 2014 in Beijing, China. Beijing issued a yellow alert for heavy air pollution over the next three days. (ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
Beijing issues alert as smog hits
Vehicles are driven along a road in smog on February 20, 2014 in Beijing, China. Beijing issued a yellow alert for heavy air pollution over the next three days. (ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
Beijing issues alert as smog hits
Vehicles are driven along a road in smog on February 20, 2014 in Beijing, China. Beijing issued a yellow alert for heavy air pollution over the next three days. (ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
Beijing issues alert as smog hits
Vehicles are driven along a road in smog on February 20, 2014 in Beijing, China. Beijing issued a yellow alert for heavy air pollution over the next three days. (ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
Beijing issues alert as smog hits
A woman wearing a face mask makes her way along a street in Beijing. China's capital was shrouded in thick smog , cutting visibility down to a few hundred metres as a count of small particulate pollution reached more than 20 times recommended levels(AFP/Getty Images)
Beijing issues alert as smog hits
A group of women wear face masks as they make their way along a street in Beijing. China's capital was shrouded in thick smog, cutting visibility down to a few hundred metres as a count of small particulate pollution reached more than 20 times recommended levels. (AFP/Getty Images)

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