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Low visibility due to smog in Ajmer.

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Gyarah Murtis engulfed in smog post 'Diwali' celebrations,at Sardar Patel Marg in New Delhi. Delhi''s air quality turned 'severe' on Diwali with stubble burning accounting for 32 percent of the city''s PM2.5 pollution and calm winds worsening the situation as they allowed the accumulation of pollutants.

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Metro train runs on its track amid low visibility due to smog, post 'Diwali' celebrations, in New Delhi. Delhi''s air quality turned 'severe' on Diwali with stubble burning accounting for 32 percent of the city''s PM2.5 pollution and calm winds worsening the situation as they allowed the accumulation of pollutants.

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Vehicles ply amid low visibility due to smog, post 'Diwali' celebrations, in New Delhi. Delhi''s air quality turned 'severe' on Diwali with stubble burning accounting for 32 percent of the city''s PM2.5 pollution and calm winds worsening the situation as they allowed the accumulation of pollutants.

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Children play football at Rajpath amid low visibility due to smog, post 'Diwali' celebrations, in New Delhi. Delhi''s air quality turned 'severe' on Diwali with stubble burning accounting for 32 percent of the city''s PM2.5 pollution and calm winds worsening the situation as they allowed the accumulation of pollutants.

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A cyclist rides through smog post 'Diwali' celebrations, in New Delhi. Delhi''s air quality turned 'severe' on Diwali with stubble burning accounting for 32 percent of the city''s PM2.5 pollution and calm winds worsening the situation as they allowed the accumulation of pollutants.

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A layer of smog envelops the skyline as residential buildings are decorated with colorful lights during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India

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Vehicles ply amid low visibility due to smog during Diwali celebrations, in New Delhi.

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Vehicles ply amid low visibility due to smog during Diwali celebrations, in New Delhi.

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A pigeon perches on a structure as vehicles ply on a road amid low visibility due to heavy smog, in New Delhi.

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A view of huts near Yamuna Bank, during cold morning, amid hazy weather conditions, in New Delhi. Pollution level in the national capital has been recorded in 'unhealthy' category today morning.

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A man, wearing a shawl, rides his scooter on a street, amid hazy weather conditions, in Ghaziabad. The national capital has recorded below night time temperature for the past few days and it is likely to fall in early morning and night as winter sets in.

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Vehicles ply amid hazy weather conditions, in New Delhi.

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Smoke billows out of chimneys in an industrial area, on World Environment Day, in Mumbai.

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A farmer burns stubble in a paddy field ahead of the World Environment day, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Vijayawada.

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Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Secretary CK Mishra chairs a high-level meeting on air pollution, in New Delhi.

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Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi displays a placard to protest against government inaction on growing pollution, on the first day of the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Children wear masks and hold placards during a protest against the alarming levels of pollution in the city, near the India Gate monument in New Delhi.

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A Civil Defence volunteer displays a placard asking people to obey the odd-even rule, at ITO in New Delhi.

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An aerial view of the capital covered in smog, in New Delhi. Delhi was enveloped in a thick layer of smog on Sunday morning with the minimum temperature settling at 18.7 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average.

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A protester wears a mask during a demonstration demanding implementation of measures to reduce air pollution the capital, in New Delhi.

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Students wearing anti-pollution masks attend a class, in Gurugram.

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An Indigo plane lands amidst evening smog at the Delhi airport in New Delhi. Two days after Diwali festival, Delhi's air quality continued to hover between the 'very poor' and 'severe' category.

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A view of buildings shrouded in heavy haze, in Ghaziabad. The skies over Delhi NCR continue to be smoky grey with the air quality hovering between the 'very poor' and 'severe' category and the overall air quality index (AQI) crossing the 400 mark.

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Vehicles move through smog engulfed NH-24 in New Delhi.

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An aerial view of Connaught Place shrouded in heavy haze post-Diwali celebrations, in New Delhi.

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Farmers burn paddy stubbles in a village in Yamuna Nagar district. Stubble burning in the states of Haryana and Punjab is considered as one of the major factors contributing to air pollution in Delhi.

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A participant wears a mask to protect himself from air-pollution during the 15th Delhi Half Marathon in New Delhi

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A farmer burns paddy stubbles in a field in a village in Hisar district of Haryana. Stubble burning is considered as one of the major contributing factors for increasing air pollution and smoky haze around the adjoining states of Punjab and Haryana, especially New Delhi where air-quality is deteriorating.

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A farmer burns paddy stubble in a field, on the outskirts of Amritsar. Many areas in the Delhi-National Capital Region recorded air quality in the "very poor" category on Wednesday morning, with particulate matter less than 10 micrometres in diameter being the primary pollutant.

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A North MCD water tanker sprinkles water at Ram Leela ground to control dust pollution in New Delhi.

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NASA image shows red dots indicating stubble burning in areas surrounding Delhi.

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NASA image shows large-scale stubble burning in areas surrounding Delhi. Many areas in the Delhi-National Capital Region recorded air quality in the "very poor" category on Wednesday morning, with particulate matter less than 10 micrometres in diameter being the primary pollutant.

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Firefighters try to extinguish brush fires in Pekanbaru, Riau province, Indonesia. Nearly every year, Indonesian forest fires spread health-damaging haze across the country and into neighboring Malaysia and Singapore. The fires are often started by smallholders and plantation owners to clear land for planting.

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People hold placard and pollution masks during a demonstration rally for cleaner air, in Kolkata.

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A view of the polluted waters of River Yamuna, in New Delhi. World Environment Day is celebrated each year on June 5 and the theme for this year is 'Air pollution'.

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People walk through garbage at the Shivaji park beach on the eve of World Environment Day, in Mumbai.

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People move past burning garbage-heaps close to the mangroves surrounding the Mithi River, on World Environment Day eve in Mumbai. .

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Smoke and pollution hangs over in Mexico City. Mexico City officials cancelled classes for millions of students for a second straight day as smoke from brush fires continued to choke the city.

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Vehicles move near the Han river in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean Environment Ministry issued emergency fine dust reduction measures on Tuesday.

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A drone is flown over the Suthat Temple in Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok's municipal government displayed six drones that will be used to spray water over the city to help ease high levels of pollution. More than 400 schools in Thailand's capital were shut for the rest of the week due to increasing concern over dangerously unhealthy air pollution.

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Vehicles drive during a sandstorm in Cairo, Egypt as a thick sandstorm cloaked parts of the Middle East. Sandstorms and harsh weather are blowing through parts of the Middle East, with visibility down in the Egyptian capital as an orange cloud of dust blocked out the sky and pedestrians used fabrics to cover their faces from the gusts.

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Vehicles drive during a sandstorm in Cairo, Egypt. A harsh weather front brought sandstorms, hail and rain to parts of the Middle East, with visibility down in the Egyptian capital as an orange cloud of dust blocked out the sky.

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People wearing masks walk in heavy smog-covered in Seoul, South Korea. Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia, with authorities in Thailand's hazy capital Bangkok handing out face masks and preparing to seed clouds for rain to clear the air.

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A motorcyclist rides wearing pollution masks in New Delhi.

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Indian military personals walk amidst morning smog in New Delhi, India. Authorities have ordered fire services to sprinkle water from high rise building to settle dust particles and stop burning of garbage and building activity in the capital as the air quality hovered between severe and very poor this week posing a serious health hazard for millions of people.

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A tea seller boy waits for customers amidst early morning smog around India Gate, the landmark war memorial, in New Delhi. Air quality in the capital region, already the worst in the world, is hovering between 'severe' to 'poor' category. An ongoing cold wave is worsening the air quality in parts of north India where road, rail and air traffic is also being hit by a dense fog.

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Dust flies as a truck moves past a construction site in Gurugram. Construction workers in Delhi NCR get hit twice by pollution. First they lose their means of livelihood when construction activities get banned and second they also have maximum exposure to hazardous pollutants.

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A farmer burns paddy stubble in a field at Ranbir Singh Pora village, near the India-Pakistan international border, in Jammu.

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A pedestrian covers his face with a handkerchief for protection against air pollution, in New Delhi.

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Commuters drive through heavy smog at Rajpath, in New Delhi. A thick haze engulfed the national capital as the air quality remained in the "severe" category and authorities expressed concern that light rainfall the city may worsen the pollution levels.

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Seen from a mountain, fires from burning stubble in the fields are seen next to the cricket stadium in Dharmsala. The Indian capital and large parts of north India suffer from air pollution for most of the year, caused by dust, burning of crops, emissions from factories and the burning of coal and piles of garbage.

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A cyclist protects himself with a handkerchief against air-pollution as he rides through smog, at ITO Bridge in New Delhi.

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A farmer burns paddy stubble in a farm at a village on the outskirts of Amritsar.

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Commuters make their way through smoke caused by the burning of crop stubble on the outskirts of Amritsar, Punjab.

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Commuters make their way through smoke caused by the burning of crop stubble on the outskirts of Amritsar, Punjab. The pollution and smokey haze around the adjoining states of Punjab and Haryana, especially New Delhi has been linked with stubble burning and is said to be a contributing factor for increasing air pollution.

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