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Worst dust storm chokes Beijing

People wearing face masks and veils walk in dust in Beijing, capital of China, March 15, 2021. Floating dust hit Beijing on Monday. Xinhua
People wearing face masks and veils walk in dust in Beijing, capital of China, March 15, 2021. Floating dust hit Beijing on Monday. Xinhua
A person walks with a broom and dustpan during morning rush hour as Beijing, China, is hit by a sandstorm, March 15, 2021. Reuters
A person walks with a broom and dustpan during morning rush hour as Beijing, China, is hit by a sandstorm, March 15, 2021. Reuters
A sweeper walks with a broom along a road during morning rush hour as Beijing, China, is hit by a sandstorm, March 15, 2021. Reuters
A sweeper walks with a broom along a road during morning rush hour as Beijing, China, is hit by a sandstorm, March 15, 2021. Reuters
A woman hangs a sign outside a shop as people go about their day during morning rush hour as Beijing, China, is hit by a sandstorm, March 15, 2021. Reuters
A woman hangs a sign outside a shop as people go about their day during morning rush hour as Beijing, China, is hit by a sandstorm, March 15, 2021. Reuters
<span>Nurses go about their day during morning rush hour as Beijing, China, is hit by a sandstorm, March 15, 2021. Reuters</span><br /><br />
Nurses go about their day during morning rush hour as Beijing, China, is hit by a sandstorm, March 15, 2021. Reuters
 A woman walks past Drum Tower during morning rush hour as Beijing, China, is hit by a sandstorm, March 15, 2021. Reuters
A woman walks past Drum Tower during morning rush hour as Beijing, China, is hit by a sandstorm, March 15, 2021. Reuters
Cars are driven along an expressway amid a sandstorm during the morning rush hour in Beijing, Monday, March 15, 2021. AP
Cars are driven along an expressway amid a sandstorm during the morning rush hour in Beijing, Monday, March 15, 2021. AP
Commuters walk along a sidewalk amid a sandstorm during the morning rush hour in the central business district in Beijing, Monday, March 15, 2021. AP
Commuters walk along a sidewalk amid a sandstorm during the morning rush hour in the central business district in Beijing, Monday, March 15, 2021. AP
People ride bicycles across an intersection amid a sandstorm during the morning rush hour in the central business district in Beijing, Monday, March 15, 2021. AP
People ride bicycles across an intersection amid a sandstorm during the morning rush hour in the central business district in Beijing, Monday, March 15, 2021. AP
People cross a road during a sandstorm in Beijing on March 15, 2021. AFP
People cross a road during a sandstorm in Beijing on March 15, 2021. AFP
A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus stands against the China Central Television (CCTV) building as capital city is hit by polluted air and a sandstorm in Beijing, Monday, March 15, 2021. AP
A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus stands against the China Central Television (CCTV) building as capital city is hit by polluted air and a sandstorm in Beijing, Monday, March 15, 2021. AP
 A visitor uses her smartphone on a selfie stick at a peak overlooking the Forbidden City at Jingshan Park, while the city is hit by a sandstorm, in Beijing, China March 15, 2021. Reuters
A visitor uses her smartphone on a selfie stick at a peak overlooking the Forbidden City at Jingshan Park, while the city is hit by a sandstorm, in Beijing, China March 15, 2021. Reuters
Residents make their way through a sandstorm in Beijing, Monday, March 15, 2021. The sandstorm brought a tinted haze to Beijing's skies and sent air quality indices soaring on Monday. AP
Residents make their way through a sandstorm in Beijing, Monday, March 15, 2021. The sandstorm brought a tinted haze to Beijing's skies and sent air quality indices soaring on Monday. AP
A woman walks her dogs during a sandstorm in Beijing, Monday, March 15, 2021. AP
A woman walks her dogs during a sandstorm in Beijing, Monday, March 15, 2021. AP
A woman in bridal gown adjusts herself during a wedding photoshoot near the Forbidden City, as the city is hit by sandstorm, in Beijing, China March 15, 2021. Reuters
A woman in bridal gown adjusts herself during a wedding photoshoot near the Forbidden City, as the city is hit by sandstorm, in Beijing, China March 15, 2021. Reuters
A road worker uses his smartphone in Beijing, China, as the city is shrouded in haze after a sandstorm, March 15, 2021. Reuters
A road worker uses his smartphone in Beijing, China, as the city is shrouded in haze after a sandstorm, March 15, 2021. Reuters
 A crow flies over the Forbidden City during a sandstorm in Beijing on March 15, 2021. AFP
A crow flies over the Forbidden City during a sandstorm in Beijing on March 15, 2021. AFP
 A couple poses for wedding photographs outside the Forbidden City during a sandstorm in Beijing on March 15, 2021. AFP
A couple poses for wedding photographs outside the Forbidden City during a sandstorm in Beijing on March 15, 2021. AFP
A man wearing a protective face mask walks in the shopping and residential area of Sanlitun on a heavy sandstorm day, in Beijing, China, 15 March 2021. EPA
A man wearing a protective face mask walks in the shopping and residential area of Sanlitun on a heavy sandstorm day, in Beijing, China, 15 March 2021. EPA
A man walks on a bridge next to the shopping and residential area of Sanlitun on a heavy sandstorm day, in Beijing, China, 15 March 2021. EPA
A man walks on a bridge next to the shopping and residential area of Sanlitun on a heavy sandstorm day, in Beijing, China, 15 March 2021. EPA
A woman wearing a protective face mask walks in the shopping and residential area of Sanlitun on a heavy sandstorm day, in Beijing, China, 15 March 2021. EPA
A woman wearing a protective face mask walks in the shopping and residential area of Sanlitun on a heavy sandstorm day, in Beijing, China, 15 March 2021. EPA




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