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Watch the Beijing skies magically turn blue

Before and after photos of pollution in Beijing


The way the skies transformed overnight was nothing short of magical. Honestly, it's hard to wrap our minds around the difference a few hours can make. We like to imagine that someone installed a gigantic fan in the countryside that just blew away all the smog and dirt. And by someone, we mean our dear old CCCPC, of course.

Some days, Beijing is the best city in the world. Today is one of those days. See our city's dramatic transformation from ghastly post-apocolyptic greyness to a so-beautiful-it-hurts-our-eyes blue in the photos below.

Hujialou

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Chaoyangmen

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Another one at Chaoyangmen

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The view from our office (also in Chaoyangmen)

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The view from our intern's apartment, just to mix it up a little

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Here's to Beijing in all its blue-skied glory!


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