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A man walks as the city enveloped in thick layer of smog in New Delhi.

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Commuters wear pollution masks and wait for transportation as the city enveloped in thick layer of smog in New Delhi.

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The sun is vaguely seen behind the Signature Bridge amid heavy smog, in New Delhi. A thick layer of toxic smog engulfed Delhi as the pollution level continued to remain in the 'severe' category for the fourth consecutive day.

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A civic worker, wearing an anti-pollution mask, sweeps the road amid heavy smog, in New Delhi. A thick layer of toxic smog engulfed Delhi as the pollution level continued to remain in the 'severe' category for the fourth consecutive day.

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Homeless people stay under a fly-over as the city enveloped in thick layer of smog in New Delhi.

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A traffic policeman wearing an anti-pollution mask manages traffic amid heavy smog, in Bathinda. Noxious smog resulting from raging farm fires and unfavourable weather pushed pollution levels in the region towards the 'emergency' zone for the second time in the last 15 days.

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A Civil Defence volunteer displays a placard asking people to obey the odd-even rule, in New Delhi.

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A birds eye view of the national capital covered in a dense layer of smog, in New Delhi.

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Vehicles ply amid a dense layer of smog at Rajpath, in New Delhi.

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Vehicles ply amid a dense layer of smog at Rajpath, in New Delhi. The air quality index (AQI) deteriorated further to 463 at 2:30 pm in the city, three points more to what was recorded at 9:30 am.

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A train moves through a dense layer of smog in Mathura.

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A tourist wears an anti-pollution mask amid heavy smog as the air quality further dips to 'severe' category, in New Delhi.

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A woman wears an anti-pollution mask amid heavy smog as the air quality further dips to 'severe' category, in New Delhi.

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Vehicles and pedestrians commute on Rajpath as it is shrouded in smog, in New Delhi.

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Vehicles ply on Rajpath shrouded in smog, in New Delhi.

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Vehicles ply on Rajpath as Rashtrapathi Bhawan is shrouded in smog on the background, in New Delhi.

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Vehicles ply on a road amid thick smog, in New Delhi.

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A boatman rows his boat across Krishna river amid haze, in Vijayawada.

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Rickshaw pullers ride through dense smog, in Moradabad.

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Motorcyclists cover their faces with scarf to save themselves from air pollution as they wait at a crossing in New Delhi.

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Volunteers wear pollution masks as they stand at a busy crossing with the banner saying obey odd and even, remove pollution, in New Delhi.

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Indian and foreign tourists wear pollution mask and take a walk at the India Gate amidst morning smog in New Delhi.

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A Delhi Traffic police officer wears a pollution mask and clears the irritants in his eyes in New Delhi.

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A traffic policeman wearing an anti-pollution mask diverts the traffic, in New Delhi.

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A view of Rajpath shrouded in smog in New Delhi.

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A view of India Gate shrouded in smog in New Delhi. Pollution levels in Delhi and neighbouring cities dropped marginally on Saturday, a day after the region recorded its worst air quality forcing authorities to shut schools, ban all construction activities and declare a public health emergency.

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A view of Lodhi road shrouded in smog in New Delhi.

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A view of Rajpath shrouded in smog in New Delhi. The blanket of haze over Delhi thickened with pollution levels increasing overnight by around 50 points, taking the overall air quality index to 459.

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A man covers his face with a piece of cloth to protect himself from the pollution, in Amritsar.

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Members of Indian cricket team practice at Arun Jaitely Stadium covered in smog ahead of their first T20 cricket match in New Delhi. An expert panel in India's capital has declared a health emergency due to air pollution choking the city, with authorities ordering schools closed until Nov. 5.

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Delhi's sky line is seen enveloped in smog and dust in New Delhi.

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A bird flies past as Delhi's sky line is seen enveloped in smog and dust in New Delhi. An expert panel in India's capital has declared a health emergency due to air pollution choking the city, with authorities ordering schools closed until Nov. 5.

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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with Deputy Chief Minister & Education Minister Manish Sisodia presents anti-pollution mask to a student at Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, in New Delhi.

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Morning haze envelops the skyline on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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Morning haze envelops the skyline on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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Vehicles ply amid an atmosphere shrouded in smog in New Delhi.

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Delhi metro running amid dense haze and low visibility, in Ghaziabad.

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A view of buildings shrouded in heavy haze, in Ghaziabad.

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A woman wearing a pollution mask rides a scooter, in Ghaziabad.

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A view of buildings shrouded in heavy haze, in Ghaziabad. The skies over Delhi NCR continue to be smoky grey with the air quality hovering between the 'very poor' and 'severe' category and the overall air quality index (AQI) crossing the 400 mark.

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A man wears anti-pollution mask to protect himself from growing level of air pollution, in New Delhi.

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A view of Rajpath shrouded in smog in New Delhi. Delhi’s air quality took a hit after Diwali night due to a combination of firecracker emissions, stubble burning and unfavourable meteorological conditions.

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Vehicles move through smog engulfed NH-24 in New Delhi.

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Vehicles move through smog engulfed NH-24 in New Delhi.

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An aerial view of Connaught Place shrouded in heavy haze post-Diwali celebrations, in New Delhi.

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An aerial view of Connaught Place shrouded in heavy haze post-Diwali celebrations, in New Delhi.

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A private security guard stretches as motorists drive past early morning amidst light smog in New Delhi, India. The national capital's air quality dropped to the season's worst on the morning after the Hindu festival of Diwali, but the situation was still better than the last three years, according to government agencies.

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A view of Rajpath road engulfed in haze, in New Delhi. The air quality of Delhi plunged to ‘very poor’ category for the first time this season according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data.

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Kuala Lumpur city is shrouded with haze in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia's government has banned open burning and conducted cloud-seeding in Sarawak on Thursday to induce rain to clear the choking haze.

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Firefighters try to extinguish brush fires in Pekanbaru, Riau province, Indonesia. Nearly every year, Indonesian forest fires spread health-damaging haze across the country and into neighboring Malaysia and Singapore. The fires are often started by smallholders and plantation owners to clear land for planting.

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Kuala Lumpur city is shrouded with haze in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia's government has banned open burning and conducted cloud-seeding in Sarawak on Thursday to induce rain to clear the choking haze.

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Kuala Lumpur city stands shrouded with haze in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Tourists take a picture at Skybox of Kuala Lumpur Tower as city stands shrouded with haze in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysian authorities plan to conduct cloud-seeding activities to induce rain to ease the haze. The government said it will press Jakarta to take immediate action to put out the burning forests and ensure the fires won't occur again.

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A man pushes his bicycle on the banks of river Ganges on a cold and foggy morning in Allahabad.

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Devotees walk at Sangam the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati river on a cold and foggy morning in Allahabad.

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Indian military personals walk amidst morning smog in New Delhi, India. Authorities have ordered fire services to sprinkle water from high rise building to settle dust particles and stop burning of garbage and building activity in the capital as the air quality hovered between severe and very poor this week posing a serious health hazard for millions of people.

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A pedestrian covers his face with a handkerchief for protection against air pollution, in New Delhi.

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Commuters drive through heavy smog at Rajpath, in New Delhi. A thick haze engulfed the national capital as the air quality remained in the "severe" category and authorities expressed concern that light rainfall the city may worsen the pollution levels.

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Seen through a yellow haze caused by sand, Turkish Airline planes are seen at Ataturk International airport in Istanbul. The airport, which according to reports is among Europe's five busiest airports, will be closed to scheduled flights later this year in line with the planned full opening of the new Istanbul airport.

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Commuters drive through heavy smog, a day after Diwali celebrations, in New Delhi.

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Morning haze envelops the skyline on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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Smog envelopes the horizon in New Delhi. With air quality reduced to "very severe" in the Indian capital region, authorities are bracing for a major festival featuring massive fireworks that threatens to cloak New Delhi with more toxic smog and dust.

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Morning walkers wear pollution masks as thick haze engulfs city, at Lodi Gardens in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Atul Yadav

Central Public Works Department(CPWD) workers sweep at India Gate Lawns as thick haze engulfs the city, in New Delhi.

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A cyclist rides through heavy haze, in New Delhi.

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Commuters drive through a heavy haze, in New Delhi. According to the officials, pollution levels have sharply spiked as a thick haze engulfed the national capital, ahead of Diwali, due to the high impact of stubble burning that has pushed the air quality to the 'very poor' category.

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A view of the haze engulfed city as air quality deteriorates, in New Delhi. About 44 joint teams from various agencies will be deployed from November 01, 2018, to check air pollution in the national capital as the air quality in the city nosedived to 'severe' category.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Vehicles ply at Rajpath as thick haze engulfs Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi. Delhi's air quality continued to remain in the very poor category as a thick haze engulfed the city which is battling alarming levels of pollution.

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Vehicles move on Wazirabad bridge as thick haze engulfs the skyline, in New Delhi.

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Ring Road and bridges are seen engulfed in thick haze, in New Delhi. Delhi's air quality remained in the very poor category despite a slew of measures that were implemented in the national capital ahead of Diwali when a spike in pollution was expected to hit the city.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

People wearing anti-pollution mask, jogs through smog at Lodhi Garden in New Delhi.

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Vehicles ply on a road as thick haze engulfs the city, in New Delhi. Delhi's air quality continued to remain in the very poor category as a thick haze engulfed the city which is battling alarming levels of pollution.

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A cyclist rides through the heavy haze at Rajpath in New Delhi. About 44 joint teams from various agencies will be deployed to check air pollution in the national capital as the air quality in the city nosedived to 'severe' category.

PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary

Morning haze envelops the skyline on the outskirts of New Delhi. With air quality reduced to "very severe" in the Indian capital region, authorities are bracing for a major festival featuring massive fireworks that threatens to cloak New Delhi with more toxic smog and dust.

AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

Morning haze envelops the skyline on the outskirts of New Delhi. The capital and large parts of north India gasp for breath for most of the year due to air pollution caused by dust, burning of crops, emissions from factories and the burning of coal and piles of garbage.

AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

Morning haze envelops the skyline on the outskirts of New Delhi. The capital and large parts of north India gasp for breath for most of the year due to air pollution caused by dust, burning of crops, emissions from factories and the burning of coal and piles of garbage.

AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

An onlooker points towards a vehicle that rolled down a gorge, following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Shimla.

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A view of the city during a dust storm, in Bikaner.

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A man wears an anti-pollution mask for protection against air pollution in New Delhi.

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A view of the Court of Bikaner during a dust storm.

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A thick blanket of dust and haze envelops the city skyline of New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

A thick blanket of dust and haze envelops the old city area of Delhi. The air quality in Delhi and parts of the National Capital Region (NCR) remained in 'poor' to 'hazardous' category.

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A morning-walker wears an anti-pollution mask as the air quality becomes poor, at Lodhi Gardens in New Delhi. A thick blanket of haze continued to envelop Delhi and parts of the National Capital Region (NCR) with the air quality remaining in 'poor' to 'hazardous' category.

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A hazy overcast due to a dust storm, in Meerut.

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A hazy overcast near Rashtrapati Bhawan as air quality dips further, in New Delhi.

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A hazy overcast near India Gate as air quality dips further, in New Delhi.

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