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Heavy pollution hangs over Beijing

Heavy smog, rated as 'Hazardous' by the the U.S. embassy air quality monitor, hangs over Beijing's central business district on February 22, 2013. Chinese officials have admitted for the first time that decades of reckless pollution management has led to severe health and social problems, as the government lays out a five-year plan for environmental improvement. UPI/Stephen Shaver