Man Wearing Mask – Linfen Pollution Documentation (Linfen, China: 2007)

A man wears a mask as he rides a bike to work in the polluted town of Linfen. Linfen, a city of about 4.3 million, is one of the most polluted cities in the world. China’s increasingly polluted environment is largely a result of the country’s rapid development and consequently a large increase in primary energy consumption, which is almost entirely produced by burning coal.

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