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This combination of photos shows a file photo of Beijing's Forbidden... News PhotoAir Pollution,Beijing,China - East Asia,City,Environment,Environmental Damage,Environmental Issues,Fog,Forbidden City,International Landmark,Photography,Pollution,Smog,Vertical,WeatherPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPThis combination of photos shows a file photo of Beijing's Forbidden City during heavily polluted weather (top) on January 31, 2013, and during clear weather (bottom) on February 1, 2013. Residents across huge swathes of northern China have in recent weeks battled through choking pollution at extreme levels, as Beijing was plunged into toxic twilight for the fourth time this winter. AFP PHOTO / FILES / Mark Ralston (top) / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON,Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)