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Could Beijing's Air Today Really Be Worse Than Ground Zero's After 9/11?

Commuters cross a Beijing street in heavy air pollution, January 30, 2013. On this day, when PM2.5 readings reached a high of 315, according to measurements taken by the U.S. Department of State, Beijing officials urged people to stay indoors. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
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As we pause to reflect on this somber anniversary, Emily Brill over at ChinaFile poses a rather unusual question: "Beijing’s Air in 2013 or Ground Zero’s After 9/11: Which Was Worse?" Her findings may surprise you.