HOT BLAST: Super smog blankets Chinese city
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A woman wearing a mask walk through a street covered by dense smog in Harbin, northern China, Monday. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
A woman wearing a mask walk through a street covered by dense smog in Harbin, northern China, Monday. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
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You know those films set in some dystopian future where the sky is obscured by an ever-present thick layer of smog?

This scene from a northeastern city in China is pretty much it, expect this is real life.

Choking smog all but shut down one of northeastern China's largest cities on Monday, forcing schools to suspended classes, snarling traffic and closing the airport, in the country's first major air pollution crisis of the winter. ...

The smog not only forced all primary and middle schools to suspend classes, but shut the airport and some public bus routes, the official Xinhua news agency reported, blaming the emergency on the first day of the heating being turned on in the city for winter. Visibility was reportedly reduced to 10 meters.

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