Hazy Skies in Hong Kong? Just Pose With a Fake Skyline

By Matt Schiavenza
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Hong Kong's skyline, featuring dozens of brightly-lit high-rises wrapping around Victoria Harbor, is justifiably famous, and one of the main draws in the city's $37 billion tourism industry. Unfortunately, Hong Kong's recent urban haze is more than just a health hazard: It also ruins perfectly decent photo opportunities.

So in an inspired attempt to placate disappointed tourists, large, blue-sky bannersĀ of the skyline have appeared along the city's harbor-front walkway. For these tourists, it's a perfect solution -- so long as the actual, gray sky doesn't creep into the shot.

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