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07/12/2015 Beijing issues its first ever red alert for pollution

For the first time since it instituted a warning system in 2013, Beijing has issued a "red alert" over dangerous levels of air pollution. The state news agency Xinhua reported that the city's air is thick with smog and the skyline is obscured by the haze.


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