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Eco-photos of the week: Aug. 8-14

By: Catie Leary on Aug. 13, 2010, 7:03 a.m.
Woman walks through Moscow with a mask to avoid smog

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Bogged down in the smog

A woman wears a protective mask on Aug. 8 as she walks through the smoggy streets of Moscow.

The city is currently engulfed in heavy smog caused by peat fires in a nearby forest. Russian media reported air pollution was at least three times worse than normal, and breathing the air could be as dangerous as smoking.