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Hong Kong sees very high air pollution levels

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Tourists from mainland China take photos in front of a large outdoor banner showing what Hong Kong looks like on a clean air day, on Wednesday. Hong Kong’s air pollution index’ reached ‘very high’ in Central and Western District, Causeway Bay and Mongkok, with ‘very high’ levels of toxic ozone and nitrogen dioxide recorded at roadside monitoring stations

A protester carries stones in one hand and a beer bottle in the other as he kneels in front of burning tyres set by protesters in front of Luxor governorate building to protest against the newly-appointed governor, Adel Mohamed al-Khayat, who was a member of the militant group, al-Gamaa al-Islamiya, in Luxor, June 19, 2013. Al-Khayat was a member of the militant group blamed for slaughtering 58 tourists in Egypt's Valley of the Queens; today he's promising to keep visitors safe. Khayat's appointment by President Mohamed Mursi as governor of the city of Luxor has triggered howls of protest, with demonstrators protesting for a third day on Wednesday and one critic calling it "the last nail in the coffin of tourism".

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A protester kneels in front of burning tyres in front of Luxor governorate building to protest against the newly-appointed governor, Adel Mohamed al-Khayat. Read more

Tourists look at the Singapore Flyer on a hazy day in Singapore June 17, 2013. The haze worsened on Monday with the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) hitting 111 at 4 pm, according to local media.

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Tourists look at the Singapore Flyer on a hazy day in Singapore on Monday. The haze worsened on Monday with the Pollutant Standards Index hitting 111 at 4 pm, according to local media.

Tourists jump as their friends take photos on Tiananmen square in Beijing on June 4, 2013. Authorities launch a major push every June 4 to prevent discussion of the violently crushed 1989 pro-democracy protests, in which at least hundreds of people died.

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Tourists jump as their friends take photos on Tiananmen Square in Beijing on Tuesday. Authorities in China launch a major push every year on June 4 to prevent discussion of the 1989 pro-democracy protests that were violently crushed and in which hundreds of people died