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Posted: October 22, 2013 at 5:30 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “It’s scary, too dangerous. How could people drive or walk on such a day?” Wu Kai, a housewife and mother in the Chinese city of Harbin, on air pollution that reduced visibility to less than 50 yards and was recorded at 40 times the international safety standard

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