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Heavy pollution in Beijing, China (PHOTOS)

Beijing has been shrouded in dense smog for several days, prompting authorities to warn residents to stay indoors and angering locals fed up with the country's pollution problems.

Heavy pollution in Beijing, China (PHOTOS)

The air quality level in Beijing reached 755 over the weekend, more than twice the level considered hazardous to health by the World Health Organization.

Residents, accustomed to poor air quality in the Chinese capital, described the current pollution as “postapocalyptic,” “terrifying” and “beyond belief."