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(Photo: Russians wear facemasks to protect themselves from forest fire smog while walking on Red Square in Moscow on August 6, 2010. Smog from wildfires in the countryside cloaked Moscow, with the levels of toxic particles, raising alarm over public health and numerous commuters wearing anti-pollution masks. By Natalia Kolesnikova/Getty.)

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