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Beijing choked by third day of hazardous smog

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Mask-wearing Beijing residents endured a third day of pollution at hazardous levels on Sunday, as authorities warned that a thick cloud of smog may not lift from the Chinese capital until midweek. 

A woman wearing a face mask checks her phone during polluted weather in Beijing on January 13, 2013. Mask-wearing Beijing residents have endured a third day of pollution at hazardous levels, as authorities warned that a thick cloud of smog may not lift from the Chinese capital until midweek.

As the dense smog shrouded large swathes of northern China, flights were cancelled and traffic delayed as visibility was reduced to 100 metres in some areas.

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