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December 05, 2012 · 1:30 PM CST
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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)
Heavy smog in Piccadilly Circus, London, December 1952. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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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