Four straight days of hazardous air has sparked outrage and questions from city residents and state-run media in China. The haze also highlights a thorny situation for the country’s newly elevated slate of leaders.
Jan. 13, 2013 Visitors gather near an entrance to the Forbidden City on a very hazy day in Beijing. Many people refused to venture outdoors and buildings disappeared into the capital city’s murky skyline Sunday as the air-quality indexes hit astonishing levels. Ng Han Guan/AP Buy Photo