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IN PICTURES: See Paris cloaked in smog as air pollution spikes

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IN PICTURES: See Paris cloaked in smog as air pollution spikes
Photo: AFP

Paris authorities were forced to impose traffice restrictions and make public transport free on Tuesday, due to a spike in air pollution. These pictures from the last two days tell the story.

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Photo: Météo France

(AFP)

 

Photo: Météo France

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Photo: Météo France

(AFP)

Photo: Paris Observatory

 

(AFP)

(AFP)

And then there was this tweet from Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo which looks far more dramatic than the other pictures. She says this is proof of the need to reduce impact of vehicles on the French capital.

 

Others on Twitter responded that it did not quite look like that from the ground today.

 

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