Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

In Pictures: Beijing Smog Shrouds City

Beijing has suspended schools, restricted car travel and banned fireworks and outdoor barbecuing as the Chinese capital scrambles to cope with a thick blanket of gray smog that’s enveloped the city. Here's what the city looks like through a smoggy filter. By Bloomberg News

A man wears a mask in Beijing on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015.

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Pedestrians wearing masks walk along a street near the China Central Television (CCTV) building in Beijing on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015.

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People visit Tiananmen Square in heavy smog in Beijing on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015.

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Passengers wearing face masks take a bus in heavy smog in Beijing on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015.

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A woman wearing a mask walks past office buildings shrouded with pollution haze in Beijing on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015.

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Vehicles are driven along a road in heavy smog in Beijing on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015.

 

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An overview of Beijing on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015.

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Commuters wear face masks while riding the subway in Beijing on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015.

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A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks past the China Central Television (CCTV) headquarters building shrouded in haze in Beijing on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015.

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Vehicle lights are seen through smog in Beijing on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015.

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg