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42 Shocking Photos Showing Severe Pollution In China

China has some trully beautiful natural landscapes and modern cities, but they may not count for much when you think about the pollution China has. Beijing and other most populated cities are known for their incessant clouds of smog, which causes health problems to anyone not wearing dust masks. A lot of rivers are full of garbage and algaes. Check out these 42 shocking photos showing severe pollution In China.

1. Over 3000 dead pigs fished out of Huangpu river

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2. Boy swims in algae-filled water, Qingdao, Shandong

A boy swims in the algae-filled coastline of Qingdao, Shandong province July 15, 2011. Picture taken July 15, 2011. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY SPORT SWIMMING IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA - RTR2OXK8

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3. Journalist takes a sample of red polluted water from the Jianhe river

This picture taken on December 13, 2011 shows a woman collecting a sample of the red polluted water flowing from a sewer into the Jian River in Luoyang, north China's Henan province. The cause of the river becoming apocalyptic in character was red dye being dumped into the city's storm water pipe network, by two illegal dye workshops,the Luoyang Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau said on December 14, 2011, as authorities said they were working to shut down the workshops, and to disassemble the workshops' machinery. AFP PHOTO CHINA OUT

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4. Heavily polluted river

Two young Chinese men attempt to clear the river that flows past the Jinko Solar power plant in Yuanhua town, Haining, east China's Zhejiang province on September 20, 2011. Residents have called for authorities to move a polluting solar panel factory in eastern China, locals and media said Tuesday as anger simmered after days of violent environmental protests. AFP PHOTO / Simon Lim

5. Pollution from a factory in Yutian, 100km east of Beijing

(FILES) - This photo taken on July 18, 2006 shows cyclists passing through thick pollution from a factory in Yutian, 100km east of Beijing in China's northwest Hebei province. Surging levels of carbon dioxide sent greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to a new record in 2013, while oceans, which absorb the emissions, have become more acidic than ever, the UN said on September 9, 2014. AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS

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6. Fishermen row a boat in the algae-filled Chaohu lake in Hefei, Anhui province

Fishermen row a boat in the algae-filled Chaohu Lake in Hefei, Anhui province, June 19, 2009. The country has invested 51 billion yuan ($7.4 billion) towards the construction of 2,712 projects for the treatment of eight rivers and lakes including Huaihe River, Haihe River, Liaohe River, Chaohu Lake, Dianchi Lake, Songhua River, the Three Gorges region of the Yangtze River and its upstream area, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/Jianan Yu (CHINA ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GM1E57T19EY01 - RTR24T8T

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7. Fishermen clean up oilat oil spill near Dalian Port, Liaoning Province

Fishermen clean up oil at an oil spill site near Dalian Port, Liaoning province July 27, 2010. Nearly 8,000 workers and hundreds of fishing boats have managed to clean up the oil spill off the major northern Chinese port Dalian, nine days after a pipeline blast leaked 1,500 tonnes of heavy crude into the sea. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA - RTR2GRDK

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8. Girl walks through smog in Beijing, where small-particle pollution is 40 times over international safety standard

A woman wearing a mask walk through a street covered by dense smog in Harbin, northern China, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. Visibility shrank to less than half a football field and small-particle pollution soared to a record 40 times higher than an international safety standard in one northern Chinese city as the region entered its high-smog season. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

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9. Fisherman covered in algae, Chaohu Lake

A fisherman wades in Chaohu Lake, covered in blue-green algae, in Chaohu city, Anhui province, July 19, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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10. Residents look at a heavily polluted river, Zhugao, Sichuan province

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11. Smog in Beijing

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12. Child swims in a polluted reservoir, Pingba

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13. Worker cleans away dead fish at a lake in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei province

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14. Workers clean up floating garbage on the Yangtze river

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15. Dead fish in water filled with blueish algae, east lake, Wuhan

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16. Heavily polluted river in Jiaxing, Zhejiang

A worker looks at a photographer from a door of a factory manufacturing screws and nuts next to a polluted river in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province March 15, 2012. China's continuing reliance on heavy industry meant it failed to meet its own targets for cleaning its air and water in 2011, the head of the top planning agency told journalists on Monday. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA - RTR2ZD8N

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17. Child jumps over trash at a village, Jiaxing

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18. Buildings in Beijing surrounded by smog

LIANYUNGANG, CHINA - DECEMBER 08: (CHINA OUT) Buildings are shrouded in smog on December 8, 2013 in Lianyungang, China. Heavy smog has been lingering in northern and eastern parts of China since last week, disturbing the traffic, worsening air pollution and forcing the closure of schools. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

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19. Factory polluting the air

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20. Fisherman fills his palms with water from the algae-filled Chaohu lake in Hefei

A fisherman fills his cupped palms with water from the algae-filled Chaohu Lake in Hefei, Anhui province, June 16, 2009. The country has invested 51 billion yuan towards the construction of 2,712 projects for the treatment of eight rivers and lakes including Huaihe River, Haihe River, Liaohe River, Chaohu Lake, Dianchi Lake, Songhua River, the Three Gorges region of the Yangtze River and its upstream area, Xinhua News Agency reported. Picture taken June 16, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA - RTR24QAT

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