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What Pollution In China Looks Like

Check out this astounding collection of photos by Lu Guang on China's pollution problem (and its severe toll on the country's people). This one below looks like some grotesque apocalyptic wasteland, but it's just the Yangtze River, brimming with untreated wastewater from a nearby chemical factory and flanked on both sides by cracked, contaminated soil:

The rest are just as striking.