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Beijing smog: Images before and after

For the first time, China's capital has declared a smog "red alert" for three days from Tuesday.

Schools will be closed, outdoor construction stopped and severe restrictions placed on drivers.

Last week, photographers from the AFP agency and Getty Images took to the streets of Beijing to illustrate the difference smog makes.

The contrasting images below were taken a day or two apart, after the smog cleared.

Image copyright Getty Images
Image copyright Getty Images
Image copyright AFP/Getty Images
Image copyright Getty Images
Image copyright AFP/Getty Images

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