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In pics | Day after Diwali, Delhi chokes on toxic smog

Updated : 2020-11-17 18:42:23

Hundreds of millions of people in north India woke up to toxic air after many revellers defied bans on using firecrackers to celebrate Diwali. New Delhi was blanketed with a thick haze, with the average pollution level over 9 times what is considered safe by the WHO.

Millions of people in north India woke up to toxic air following Diwali celebrations, after revelers defied bans on using firecrackers to celebrate the festival. New Delhi was blanketed with a thick haze, with the average pollution level was over 9 times of what is considered safe by the World Health Organization, Reuters reported. (Image: Reuters)
Millions of people in north India woke up to toxic air following Diwali celebrations, after revelers defied bans on using firecrackers to celebrate the festival. New Delhi was blanketed with a thick haze, with the average pollution level was over 9 times of what is considered safe by the World Health Organization, Reuters reported. (Image: Reuters)
People watch as firecrackers burn during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in New Delhi. (REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File photo)
People watch as firecrackers burn during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in New Delhi. (REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File photo)
Traffic moves along a highway shrouded in smog in New Delhi. (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui)
Traffic moves along a highway shrouded in smog in New Delhi. (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui)
A residential area is seen shrouded in smog in New Delhi. (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui)
A residential area is seen shrouded in smog in New Delhi. (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui)
People ride a boat across Yamuna river as a metro train is seen in the background in New Delhi. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)
People ride a boat across Yamuna river as a metro train is seen in the background in New Delhi. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)
A man rows a makeshift boat across Yamuna river on a smoggy morning in New Delhi. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)
A man rows a makeshift boat across Yamuna river on a smoggy morning in New Delhi. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)
A layer of smog envelops the skyline as residential buildings are decorated with colourful lights during Diwali on the outskirts of New Delhi. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
A layer of smog envelops the skyline as residential buildings are decorated with colourful lights during Diwali on the outskirts of New Delhi. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
People play cricket as the sky is enveloped in smog on the outskirts of New Delhi. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
People play cricket as the sky is enveloped in smog on the outskirts of New Delhi. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
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