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  • Beijing’s municipal air pollution emergency response office issued a “yellow alert” for smog on Wednesday, even as a chimney continued to release pollution into the air. Visibility fell to 500 meters (1,640 feet) or less, and the Air Quality Index surpassed 300. Photo: VCG_Gallery: Heavy Smog Chokes Beijing as City Issues ‘Yellow Alert’
     
     
    Beijing’s municipal air pollution emergency response office issued a “yellow alert” for smog on Wednesday, even as a chimney continued to release pollution into the air. Visibility fell to 500 meters (1,640 feet) or less, and the Air Quality Index surpassed 300. Photo: VCG
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Gallery: The Desolation of Smog

Visibility in Beijing drops to 1,640 feet as Air Quality Index surpasses 300

11.14.2018
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Beijing’s municipal air pollution emergency response office issued a “yellow alert” for smog on Wednesday, even as a chimney continued to release pollution into the air. Visibility fell to 500 meters (1,640 feet) or less, and the Air Quality Index surpassed 300. Photo: VCG
The Lishui Bridge in Beijing’s Chaoyang district is enveloped in heavy smog on Wednesday. Photo: VCG
Heavy smog shrouds the CMG Headquarters building (center) and other Beijing landmarks in the city’s Central Business District on Tuesday. Photo: VCG
Beijing residents cycle through smog in the city’s Andingmenqiao area on Wednesday. Photo: VCG
A Beijing resident shops at a vegetable market in heavy smog on Wednesday. Photo: VCG
Beijing motorists drive through heavy smog in the city on Wednesday. Photo: VCG

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Gallery: The Desolation of Smog