• Beijing schools kept children indoors January 14, 2013, and hospitals saw a spike in respiratory cases following a weekend of excessive pollution in China's smoggy capital.
    • A teacher leads her students doing body exercise during class break in a classroom on a foggy day in Jinan, Shandong province, January 14, 2013. Heavy fog enveloped a large swathe of east and central China, with the city's residents being advised to stay
    • Cranes atop a residential building under construction in central Beijing, April 18, 2012.
    • Buildings and the Guomao Bridge are pictured amid heavy haze and smog in Beijing, October 29, 2011.
    • Visitors to Tiananmen Square shield themselves from the sun with umbrellas on a hot and hazy day, July 28, 2010.
    • Smoke billows from a chimney of a heating plant in Beijing, February 13, 2012.
    • Haze blankets the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, as seen from inside the Olympic Green area during the Olympics, August 7, 2008.
    • A coal-burning power station at night in Xiangfan, Hubei province, September 15, 2009.
    • Paramilitary policemen practice drills inside the Forbidden City amid haze in central Beijing, December 4, 2011.
    • Buildings in Beijing are pictured on a day with heavy haze and smog, October 28, 2011.

    Pollution in Beijing

    Published January 15, 2013