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How Beijing's Red Alert Pollution is Damaging its Skyscrapers

A man in front of CCTV Headquarters wears a mask for protection from smog during a day of heavy pollution in Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) As photos of Beijing's gray skies provide a stark counterpoint to the...

from Washington Post

China smog isn’t just fog, government admits (photos)

BEIJING, CHINA - The top photo shows pollution in Beijing, on Dec. 5, 2011, while the bottom photo shows the same scene on a blue sky day, on August 18, 2011. (Mark Ralston - AFP/Getty Images)

from The Atlantic

Beijing's Toxic Sky

A before-and-after interactive pair of photos shows buildings on a polluted day, and <span>a sunny day</span> in Beijing. Pictures were taken on December 19, 2014, and January 15, 2015 (polluted). <strong>[Click on the image above to view transition.]</strong>

The photo shows that there is a nationwide heavy mist covered half of the China. This photo was taken in Beijing, the capital of the China. As we can see in the photo, the color of the sky is yellow, which is not really a right color at all. Furthermore, the visibility is in a extremely low level. The reason why this photo is important to me is because it is taken in my hometown, the place I grew up and also the place I love.

from CNN

Blue sky vanishes after Beijing's big parade -

Beijing's smog has been particularly horrendous this year. Clear days like this one are photo-celebration worthy. Check out the contrast between the good days and the bad.

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from Lifehack

30 Stunning Photos From National Geographic’s Traveler Photo Contest 2014

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