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Bad air day for Wuhan as yellowish haze covers Chinese city

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A Chinese woman covers her mouth as she makes her way along a busy intersection in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province on Monday. The Chinese metropolis of Wuhan was blanketed by thick yellowish cloud, raising fears of pollution among its nine million inhabitants, as air pollution is increasingly acute in major Chinese cities and authorities are frequently accused of underestimating the severity of the problem in urban areas, especially in Beijing.

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A thick yellow cloud covers a busy intersection in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province, on Monday.

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A woman wears a mask as she walks along a street in front of a Chinese temple during a hazy day in Wuhan, Hubei province on Monday. China's carbon emissions could be nearly 20 percent higher than previously thought, a new analysis of official Chinese data showed on Sunday, suggesting the pace of global climate change could be even faster than currently predicted.

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