Pollution thick enough to cancel flights hits Beijing

“It’s really bad for your health, obviously,” — so where are the bodies?

“The capital was a colorless scene. Street lamps and the outlines of buildings receded into a white haze as pedestrians donned face masks to guard against the caustic air. The flight cancellations stranded passengers during the first week of the country’s peak, six-week period for travel surrounding the Chinese New Year on Feb. 10.” [AP]

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