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Waiting to inhale in Beijing

A soldier stands guard in Tiananmen Square in early March under blue, not polluted, skies. A soldier stands guard in Tiananmen Square in early March under blue, not polluted, skies. (Shira Spinger/For the Globe)
By Shira Springer
Globe Staff / March 31, 2008

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BEIJING - Morning rush-hour traffic fills the streets surrounding Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. A growing stream of bicycles, cars, and tourist buses winds chaotically beneath pale blue skies. While a gauzy haze covers the sun, the air quality looks and feels far better than the adverse conditions described by media outlets around the world. (Full article: 1285 words)

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