LIVEABILITY INDEX RANKS BEIJING’S POLLUTION AT 4.5
A woman stands on an overhead bridge on a hazy day in Beijing’s central business district.
Smoke from factories and heating plants, winds blowing in from the Gobi Desert and fumes from millions of vehicles can combine to blanket the city in this pungent shroud for days.
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s liveability index this year in 2012 ranked Beijing’s pollution at 4.5, with 5 being the worst.
Picture taken July 28, 2012.
Photo by JASON LEE