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Pollution readings from the US Embassy and the local government shows... News PhotoAir Pollution,Beijing,China - East Asia,City,Community,Danger,Environmental Damage,Environmental Issues,Fog,Government,Horizontal,Pollution,Showing,Smog,US Embassy,WindPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPPollution readings from the US Embassy (upper) and the local government shows hazardous levels of air pollution in Beijing on January 23, 2013. China's capital Beijing will strengthen measures to combat pollution, amid public anger over the dangerous air quality in the sprawling metropolis. At the height of recent pollution, Beijing authorities said readings for PM2.5 -- particles small enough deeply to penetrate the lungs -- hit 993 micrograms per cubic metre, almost 40 times the World Health Organisation's safe limit. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)