Smog alert

Russian commuters in Moscow don anti-pollution masks on Aug. 8, to protect themselves from forest-fire smog intensified by the heat wave the region is experiencing. Smog from wildfires in the countryside drapes the city with high levels of toxic particles raising alarm over public health.

( Photo by Lev Maslov/AFP/Getty Images )

Russian commuters in Moscow don anti-pollution masks on Aug. 8, to protect themselves from forest-fire smog intensified by the heat wave the region is experiencing. Smog from wildfires in the countryside drapes the city with high levels of toxic particles raising alarm over public health.

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