Years of double digit growth has taken their toll on China and it’s environment. In some cities you’d be lucky to see clear blue skies 10 times a year.

Pollution In China

People walk during a heavily hazy winter day in central Beijing. © Jason Lee / Reuters/REUTERS

Pollution In China

Vehicles drive on the Third Ring Road on a very hazy winter day in Beijing. © Jason Lee / Reuters/REUTERS

Pollution In China

A visitor wearing a mask walks outside the Forbidden City in central Beijing. © Jason Lee / Reuters/REUTERS

Pollution In China

Workers walk at a construction site in the heavy haze in Beijing's central business district. © Jason Lee / Reuters/REUTERS

Pollution In China

China Central Television building is seen next to construction site in heavy haze in Beijing's central business district. © Jason Lee / Reuters/REUTERS

Pollution In China

Buildings are seen in heavy haze in Beijing's central business district. © Jason Lee / Reuters/REUTERS

Pollution In China

Students do body exercise during class break in a classroom building on a foggy day in Jinan. © China Daily China Daily Information Corp - CDIC / Reuters/REUTERS

Pollution In China

Labourer works atop building in Hefei in a haze day. © Jianan Yu / Reuters/REUTERS

Pollution In China

A paramilitary police officer stands guard in the heavy haze in central Beijing. © Jason Lee / Reuters/REUTERS

Pollution In China

A woman wears a mask as she does her morning exercise outdoors in Fuyang. © China Daily China Daily Information Corp - CDIC / Reuters/REUTERS

Pollution In China

A combination photos shows a natural-color images of northeastern China acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite. © NASA NASA / Reuters/REUTERS

Pollution In China

A woman wearing a mask looks at her mobile phone as she travels on the subway in Shanghai. © Aly Song / Reuters/REUTERS

Pollution In China

A man holds cans of fresh air which were given away by Chinese multimillionaire Chen Guangbiao near a street on a hazy day in central Beijing. © Barry Huang / Reuters/REUTERS

Pollution In China

Employees of Chinese multimillionaire Chen Guangbiao's company give away cans of fresh air to a man near a street on a hazy day in central Beijing. © Barry Huang / Reuters/REUTERS

Pollution In China

The financial district of Pudong is seen on a hazy day in Shanghai. © Aly Song / Reuters/REUTERS

Pollution In China

The Oriental Pearl Tower is seen through the haze in downtown Shanghai. © Carlos Barria / Reuters/REUTERS

Pollution In China

People practise Taiji on a foggy day at a park in Jiaozuo. © China Daily China Daily Information Corp - CDIC / Reuters/REUTERS

Pollution In China

Cars drive on Guomao Bridge on a heavy haze day in Beijing's central business district. © Jason Lee / Reuters/REUTERS

Pollution In China

Cars drive through Guomao bridge on a heavy hazy day in Beijing's central business district. © Jason Lee / Reuters/REUTERS

Jan 31, 2013