In Beijing, masks now business dress

Posted: January 31, 2013 at 2:43 a.m.

A couple wearing protective masks poses for a self portrait in thick haze on Tiananmen Square in Beijing Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Extremely high pollution levels shrouded eastern China for the second time in about two weeks Tuesday, forcing airlines in Beijing and elsewhere to cancel flights because of poor visibility and prompting government warnings for residents to stay indoors. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Apple, JPMorgan Chase, Toyota and Honda gave employees face masks, offered health tips and added office plants as pollution in Beijing hit hazardous levels for a 19th day this month.

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