Televised sunrise in Beijing due to persistently heavy smog

Posted: January 18, 2014 in Beijing, China, Kebmodee, Pollution, smog, Tiananmen Square

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This LED screen displays the rising sun in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, which is shrouded in heavy smog on Jan. 16, 2014.

Air pollution in the Chinese capital reached new, choking heights on Thursday. Those who still felt the urge to catch a glimpse of sunlight were able to gather around the city’s gigantic LED screens, where this glorious sunrise was broadcast as part of a patriotic video loop.

Read more: Beijing’s Televised Sunrise | TIME.com http://world.time.com/2014/01/17/beijing-smog-combatted-with-televised-sunrises/#ixzz2qmuRRoma

Thanks to Kebmodee for bringing this to the attention of the It’s Interesting community.

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