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Beijing's Battle For Fresh Air - 04 Mar 2015
Decades of red-hot economic growth in China have lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, but rapid industrialisation has taken its toll on the environment and led to dangerous levels of air pollution in the capital city.
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March 04, 2015
A heating station chimney is seen through a hole in a steel wall at a construction site in Beijing December...
Beijing, China
Wider Image: Beijing's Battle for Fresh Air
A heating station chimney is seen through a hole in a steel wall at a construction site in Beijing December 2, 2014. Awareness of the dangers of Beijing's skies is on the rise, thanks to growing data on its air quality. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
Kong Ning wears a wedding dress decorated with 999 face masks for her performance art work 'Marry the...
Beijing, China
Wider Image: Beijing's Battle for Fresh Air
Kong Ning wears a wedding dress decorated with 999 face masks for her performance art work 'Marry the blue sky' as she poses for a photograph in front of the China Central Television (CCTV) Headquarters on a hazy day in Beijing November 19, 2014. Wearing a 10 meter-long wedding dress decorated with face masks is a part of Kong Ning's performance art work which signifies her frustration with air pollution. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
Kong Ning wears a wedding dress decorated with 999 face masks for her performance art work 'Marry the...
Beijing, China
Wider Image: Beijing's Battle for Fresh Air
Kong Ning wears a wedding dress decorated with 999 face masks for her performance art work 'Marry the blue sky' as she poses along with her series of paintings titled 'smog baby' at her studio in Beijing November 19, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
Wang Yan wears a mask as he stretches after jogging in a park on a hazy day in Beijing January 14, 2015....
Beijing, China
Wider Image: Beijing's Battle for Fresh Air
Wang Yan wears a mask as he stretches after jogging in a park on a hazy day in Beijing January 14, 2015. China will "declare war on pollution," Premier Li Keqiang told parliament in an opening address in 2014. A tougher environmental law took effect on January 1, while a new environment minister took charge on Friday. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
Liu Ruiqiang measures the air quality with his particle counter on a balcony at his house, as his daughter...
Beijing, China
Wider Image: Beijing's Battle for Fresh Air
Liu Ruiqiang measures the air quality with his particle counter on a balcony at his house, as his daughter looks on, in Beijing February 3, 2015. Ruiqiang put up with chronic smog in China's capital of Beijing, but he didn't want to take any chances when his daughter was born. The salesman now carries a handheld pollution sensor everywhere. On days when air pollution reaches hazardous levels, his toddler daughter is confined to their home, where a pair of constantly whirring air purifiers make it safer to breathe. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
Liu Ke's mask, a new filter (R) and a used filter which he had used for two weeks are seen on a table...
Beijing, China
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Liu Ke's mask, a new filter (R) and a used filter which he had used for two weeks are seen on a table in Beijing December 19, 2014. Liu rides a bicycle almost everyday to avoid Beijing's congested traffic. He said it is necessary for him to wear a mask when air pollution levels increase to protect himself. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
Liu Ke, wears a mask as he carries his bicycle in Beijing December 19, 2014. Liu said it is necessary...
Beijing, China
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Liu Ke, wears a mask as he carries his bicycle in Beijing December 19, 2014. Liu said it is necessary for him to wear a mask when air pollution levels increase, to protect himself. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
Students hold a HEPA filter as they prepare to put it on a fan at a workshop to learn how to make the...
Beijing, China
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Students hold a HEPA filter as they prepare to put it on a fan at a workshop to learn how to make the DIY air purifier at a college in Beijing October 23, 2014. Smart Air, a company which invented the DIY air filter, said that their DIY device, which combines a basic household fan with a simple HEPA filter can reduce particulate air pollution indoors at low-cost. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
Yong Xiaoyan, wears a nose mask as she works at her office in Beijing December 11, 2014. The office worker...
Beijing, China
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Yong Xiaoyan, wears a nose mask as she works at her office in Beijing December 11, 2014. The office worker said she has used the mask everyday since she found out she was pregnant and was concerned that Beijing's air pollution could harm her foetus. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
Yong Xiaoyan, puts on a nose mask at her office in Beijing December 11, 2014. The nose mask which was...
Beijing, China
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Yong Xiaoyan, puts on a nose mask at her office in Beijing December 11, 2014. The nose mask which was developed by a medical company can filter out tiny particles of pollution, the company said. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
Korean J.Kim fills a bottle with herb tea, which was recommended to him by his Chinese medicine doctor...
Beijing, China
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Korean J.Kim fills a bottle with herb tea, which was recommended to him by his Chinese medicine doctor to help with bronchial trouble, at his house in Beijing November 2, 2014. J.Kim has worked in China for more than ten years and suffers from rhinitis and asthma. He believes these bronchial problems are caused by Beijing's polluted air. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
Korean J.Kim, takes medicine for his bronchial trouble at his house in Beijing November 2, 2014. The...
Beijing, China
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Korean J.Kim, takes medicine for his bronchial trouble at his house in Beijing November 2, 2014. The Korean is hoping to transfer to a new job in Seoul with his company because of the air pollution issue. He currently lives alone in Beijing after sending his family back to Korea as he was worried that air pollution could harm his children's health. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
A child plays at the indoor playground 'Adventure Zone' at Kerry Hotel in Beijing February 12, 2015....
Beijing, China
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A child plays at the indoor playground 'Adventure Zone' at Kerry Hotel in Beijing February 12, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
A boy looks at an air purifier at the indoor playground 'Adventure Zone' at Kerry Hotel in Beijing February...
Beijing, China
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A boy looks at an air purifier at the indoor playground 'Adventure Zone' at Kerry Hotel in Beijing February 12, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
A model wearing a creation by fashion designer Chi Zhang takes a rest at a rehearsal for Chi Zhang's...
Beijing, China
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A model wearing a creation by fashion designer Chi Zhang takes a rest at a rehearsal for Chi Zhang's fashion show in Beijing November 22, 2014. Zhang said China's air pollution is one of his prime inspirations and the embellished images of gas masks and the phrase "Fxxk Air Pollution" are trademarks in his creations. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
A model shows a creation by fashion designer Chi Zhang at a rehearsal for Chi Zhang's fashion show in...
Beijing, China
Wider Image: Beijing's Battle for Fresh Air
A model shows a creation by fashion designer Chi Zhang at a rehearsal for Chi Zhang's fashion show in Beijing November 22, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
Fashion designer Chi Zhang, poses with a face mask which he designed, at his shop in Beijing November...
Beijing, China
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Fashion designer Chi Zhang, poses with a face mask which he designed, at his shop in Beijing November 4, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
Researchers work at a lab to analyze air quality at Beijing municipal environmental monitoring centre...
Beijing, China
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Researchers work at a lab to analyze air quality at Beijing municipal environmental monitoring centre December 1, 2014. The centre has 35 satellite monitoring stations to detect air quality in the capital and release the level of pollutant data to the public after collecting and analyzing sample of the air, the centre said. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
Devices to collect samples of Beijing's air are installed on the roof of a Beijing municipal environmental...
Beijing, China
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Devices to collect samples of Beijing's air are installed on the roof of a Beijing municipal environmental monitoring centre December 1, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
A combination picture shows statues of pandas on a sunny day (L) and a polluted day in Beijing. Pictures...
Beijing, China
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A combination picture shows statues of pandas on a sunny day (L) and a polluted day in Beijing. Pictures taken November 17, 2014 (L) and January 14, 2015 (R). REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
A combination picture shows the Tiananmen Gate where the portrait of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong...
Beijing, China
Wider Image: Beijing's Battle for Fresh Air
A combination picture shows the Tiananmen Gate where the portrait of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong is displayed on a sunny day (L) and a polluted day in Beijing. Picture takens November 17, 2014 (L) and January 15, 2015 (R). REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
A combination picture shows a statue of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong on a sunny day (L) and a polluted...
Beijing, China
Wider Image: Beijing's Battle for Fresh Air
A combination picture shows a statue of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong on a sunny day (L) and a polluted day in Beijing. Pictures taken November 17, 2014 (L) and January 14, 2015 (R). REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
A combination picture shows the National Grand Theatre, which has been nicknamed "The Egg," on a sunny...
Beijing, China
Wider Image: Beijing's Battle for Fresh Air
A combination picture shows the National Grand Theatre, which has been nicknamed "The Egg," on a sunny day (L) and a polluted day in Beijing. Picture takens November 17, 2014 (L) and November 19, 2014 (R). REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
A combination picture shows China Central Radio and Television Tower (CCTV Tower) on a sunny day (L)...
Beijing, China
Wider Image: Beijing's Battle for Fresh Air
A combination picture shows China Central Radio and Television Tower (CCTV Tower) on a sunny day (L) and a polluted day in Beijing. Pictures taken December 19, 2014 (L) and January 15, 2015 (R). REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
A combination picture shows a commercial building on a sunny day (L) and a polluted day in Beijing. Pictures...
Beijing, China
Wider Image: Beijing's Battle for Fresh Air
A combination picture shows a commercial building on a sunny day (L) and a polluted day in Beijing. Pictures taken November 17, 2014 (L) and January 14, 2015 (R). REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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March 04, 2015
A combination picture shows buildings on a sunny day (L) and a polluted day in Beijing. Pictures taken...
Beijing, China
Wider Image: Beijing's Battle for Fresh Air
A combination picture shows buildings on a sunny day (L) and a polluted day in Beijing. Pictures taken December 19, 2014 (L) and January 15, 2015 (R). REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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