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By: Laura Moss on July 30, 2010, 7:03 a.m.
Moscow smog

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Summer in the city

A pedestrian walks down a street in the Russian capital of Moscow on July 27. Muscovites are struggling to breathe as a record-setting heatwave continues to cause fires, setting the area around the capital ablaze.

A prominent scientist said hundreds of people could die as smog from peat fires blankets the sweltering city. The government agency overseeing air pollution, Mosekonomonitoring, said levels of carbon monoxide in the air are 20-30 percent higher than normal levels.