Viewfinder: Mexico City Declares an Environmental Alert as Smog Reaches Dangerous Levels

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Two women wear face masks on May 16th, 2019, in Mexico City, Mexico. Mexico City's air pollution has worsened as a consequence of high temperatures, lack of rain, and fires located around the city's valley, where people have been advised to stay indoors and avoid using their vehicles, and schools have been ordered to close.

Two women wear face masks on May 16th, 2019, in Mexico City, Mexico. Mexico City's air pollution has worsened as a consequence of high temperatures, lack of rain, and fires located around the city's valley, where people have been advised to stay indoors and avoid using their vehicles, and schools have been ordered to close.

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