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    • Hazy Sights of China Covered in Smog
    • Hazy Sights of China Covered in Smog
    • Hazy Sights of China Covered in Smog
    • Hazy Sights of China Covered in Smog
    • Hazy Sights of China Covered in Smog
    • Hazy Sights of China Covered in Smog
    • Hazy Sights of China Covered in Smog
    • Hazy Sights of China Covered in Smog
    • Hazy Sights of China Covered in Smog
    • Hazy Sights of China Covered in Smog
    • Hazy Sights of China Covered in Smog
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    In recent years thick smog is the price that China has had to pay for being one of the most powerful economies in the world.

    Above: Police officers stand guard on the Bund during a hazy day in downtown Shanghai. January 26, 2015

    In recent years thick smog became a price that China has to pay for being one of the most powerful economies in the world. Air pollution is becoming a growing concern to the Chinese leadership, even as smog gives a surreal look to the sights in many of the country's cities.

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