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Fog and air pollution disrupt travel in Beijing

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The new China Central Television (CCTV) tower hardly visible as fog covers most of Beijing on Saturday. More than 400 flights to and from Beijing airport, including around 35 international services, were cancelled or delayed due to thick fog and strong air pollution covering the city, which the US embassy own measuring system, said pollution in Beijing had reached the "hazardous" level early March 17, before dropping one notch to "very unhealthy" later.

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Vehicles make their way along a highway as fog covers most of Beijing on Saturday.

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Passengers wait for their flights as almost 250 flights were cancelled, including some 15 international services, while more than 180 flights were delayed, including about 20 international services at the Beijing Capital International airport as visibility was at less than 200 metres (650 feet), official state news agency Xinhua said, blaming "widespread fog" for the disruption, in Beijing on Saturday.

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