Singapore urged people to remain indoors because of record air pollution as a smoky haze wrought by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia worsened dramatically.
June 21, 2013 A man rides a motorcycle with his kids amid haze in Dumai, in Indonesia’s Riau province. Hospitals in Riau province’s Dumai and Bengkalis cities recorded increases in cases of asthma, lung, eye and skin problems, health official Arifin Zainal said. Free face masks were being distributed, and authorities advised residents to stay indoors with their windows shut.Beawiharta/Reuters
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