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Photo pairings: smog in London then, and in China now   [Copy link] 中文

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A series of photo pairings --- smog in London then, and in China now.


Above left, a woman in Changchun, China walks along a road on Oct. 21, in a dense smog that forced business, school, and road closures. On the right, a woman in London wears a protective mask in Nov. 1953 during a smog episode nearly a year after the city's deadly Great Smog.

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Above top, Beijing residents ride a bus through smoggy streets on Jan. 23. Below, a bus passes Christmas shoppers on London's Regent Street, on Dec. 5, 1952.






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Above left, a moped headlight cuts through the haze in Hefei, China, on Jan. 14. On the right, traffic is halted by smog on Dec. 5, 1952 in London.

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Above left, a Chinese security guard stands amid dense smog at the pavillion on Coal Hill in Jingshan Park, Beijing, on Jan. 10, 2009. On the right, a British police officer wears a face mask while standing in a road in London in 1952.

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Above top, a man wears a face mask aboard a subway car while commuting in Beijing on Jan. 23. Below, commuters trying to escape traffic caused by smog wait for the London Underground on a subway platform obscured by haze on Dec. 8, 1952.

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Above top, a man wearing a face mask waits for a bus in Beijing on Jan. 23. Below, the light from a fruit seller's stall illuminates the smog in Piccadilly Circus, London, on Dec. 7, 1952.





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Above, pedestrians wear masks to prevent breathing noxious smog -- on the left, in Harbin, China on Oct. 22, and on the right, in London on Nov. 17, 1953.

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