The caption on this photo from the WaPo’s ironically titled WonkBlog is entirely misleading…
… and the WaPo has been told this before!
About similar 2008 WaPo photo fraud, the WaPo ombudsman stated on May 11, 2008 in “A Shaky Performance on Corrections“:
In another case, Steven Milloy, publisher of junkscience.com, said a caption was misleading on a March 10 Associated Press photo from Bejing that accompanied a story by Juliet Eilperin about new studies on carbon dioxide emissions. The caption said, “A heavy haze could be seen in Beijing in August 2007. Two recent reports call for a heightened global effort to reduce carbon emissions.”
Carbon dioxide is a colorless and odorless gas, Milloy said, so “carbon dioxide cannot possibly cause smog.” Eilperin, Bruzelius and Michel duCille, assistant managing editor for photos, all agreed on the correction; duCille wrote it.