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Photos|Toxic Smog Covers Delhi NCR after Diwali 2018

India | Associated Press | November 8, 2018, 8:15 am
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 The pollution levels breached the ‘hazardous’ category mark in Delhi on November 8, 2018. A thick haze engulfed the national capital and adjoining regions as Delhiites continued to burst firecrackers on Diwali long after the deadline set by the Supreme Court. (Image: Reuters)

The pollution levels breached the ‘hazardous’ category mark in Delhi on November 8, 2018. A thick haze engulfed the national capital and adjoining regions as Delhiites continued to burst firecrackers on Diwali long after the deadline set by the Supreme Court. (Image: Reuters)

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 The Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 999 in Delhi’s Anand Vihar and around Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, and at 459 in the Chanakyapuri area around the US embassy — all under the 'Hazardous' category, ANI reported. (Image: Reuters)

The Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 999 in Delhi’s Anand Vihar and around Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, and at 459 in the Chanakyapuri area around the US embassy — all under the 'Hazardous' category, ANI reported. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man crosses a road next to Indian Defence Ministry and Home Ministry buildings on a smoggy morning in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

A man crosses a road next to Indian Defence Ministry and Home Ministry buildings on a smoggy morning in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 Morning haze envelops the skyline on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Morning haze envelops the skyline on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Fashion students, wearing anti-pollution masks, hold placards as they march through a market place for creating awareness on air pollution in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Fashion students, wearing anti-pollution masks, hold placards as they march through a market place for creating awareness on air pollution in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Rashtrapati Bhawan is partly visible due to smog as traffic plies on Rajapth, the ceremonial boulevard in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Rashtrapati Bhawan is partly visible due to smog as traffic plies on Rajapth, the ceremonial boulevard in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Women receive treatment for respiratory issues at a hospital in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

Women receive treatment for respiratory issues at a hospital in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 Indian government buildings are partly visible due to smog in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Indian government buildings are partly visible due to smog in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 A ragpicker boy stand next to burning garbage on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Image: AP)

A ragpicker boy stand next to burning garbage on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Shoppers walk in a market, wearing face masks to fight the pollution, in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Shoppers walk in a market, wearing face masks to fight the pollution, in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 With the air quality reduced to

With the air quality reduced to "very severe" in New Delhi, authorities are bracing for a major Hindu festival featuring massive fireworks that threaten to cloak New Delhi with more toxic smog and dust. (Image: AP)

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 The government's Central Pollution Control Board on Friday said New Delhi's air quality had plummeted to the worst possible category.<br />(Image: AP)

The government's Central Pollution Control Board on Friday said New Delhi's air quality had plummeted to the worst possible category.
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 The level of PM2.5, the tiny particulate matter that can dangerously clog lungs, read 187, more than six times higher than the World Health Organization considers safe. (Image: AP)

The level of PM2.5, the tiny particulate matter that can dangerously clog lungs, read 187, more than six times higher than the World Health Organization considers safe. (Image: AP)

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 The board warned people to avoid jogging outdoors in the early morning and after sunset and to keep medicine nearby if asthmatic. (Image: AP)

The board warned people to avoid jogging outdoors in the early morning and after sunset and to keep medicine nearby if asthmatic. (Image: AP)

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 The most recent air pollution data from the World Health Organization released in March this year gave India the dubious distinction of having the world's ten most polluted cities. (Image: AP)

The most recent air pollution data from the World Health Organization released in March this year gave India the dubious distinction of having the world's ten most polluted cities. (Image: AP)

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 Crop burning will be at its peak in the first week of November as farmers prepare their fields for sowing the winter crops, mainly wheat. (Image: AP)

Crop burning will be at its peak in the first week of November as farmers prepare their fields for sowing the winter crops, mainly wheat. (Image: AP)

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 They have been ignoring the government warnings of a penalty saying they can't afford to buy harvesting machines costing up to 50,000 rupees ($675) apiece. (Image: AP)

They have been ignoring the government warnings of a penalty saying they can't afford to buy harvesting machines costing up to 50,000 rupees ($675) apiece. (Image: AP)

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 A couple on a scooter ride through smoke caused by farmers burning crop stubble on the outskirts of Amritsar, Punjab. (Image: AP)

A couple on a scooter ride through smoke caused by farmers burning crop stubble on the outskirts of Amritsar, Punjab. (Image: AP)

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 A paddy field is seen after farmers burned crop stubble after harvest, on the outskirts of Amritsar, Punjab. (Image: AP)

A paddy field is seen after farmers burned crop stubble after harvest, on the outskirts of Amritsar, Punjab. (Image: AP)

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