Under a shroud of smog

Under a shroud of smog

Pollution chokes Mongolia’s capital
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A man walks through the thick blanket of smog that envelopes Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, during the winter. Because coal is used as a heating source, the city’s air quality suffers.
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Power plant workers shovel coal into furnaces. The coal is used to boil water that heats apartment buildings in Ulaanbaatar.
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Zaisan Monument is one of the least polluted regions of Ulaanbaatar. In the more polluted areas, the smog can be opaque.
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