A woman wears a plastic bag to keep the dust out of her hair in Taiyuan yesterday. Photo: Reuters A woman wears a plastic bag to keep the dust out of her hair in Taiyuan yesterday. Photo: Reuters
A woman wears a plastic bag to keep the dust out of her hair in Taiyuan yesterday. Photo: Reuters
China pollution

Darkness at noon as worst dust storm in months mixes with morning smog

An acrid mix of desert dust and urban smog pushes capital's air quality index off the scale before arrival of lung-saving northwesterly change

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A woman wears a plastic bag to keep the dust out of her hair in Taiyuan yesterday. Photo: Reuters A woman wears a plastic bag to keep the dust out of her hair in Taiyuan yesterday. Photo: Reuters
A woman wears a plastic bag to keep the dust out of her hair in Taiyuan yesterday. Photo: Reuters
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