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    A tugboat on the Thames near Tower Bridge in heavy smog, December 1952. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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    A tugboat on the Thames near Tower Bridge in heavy smog, December 1952. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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    Getty Images

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    Heavy smog in Piccadilly Circus, London, December 1952. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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    A London bus conductor is forced to walk ahead of his vehicle to guide it through the smog , December 1952. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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