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Pollution of death...

The pollution comes from many sources besides vehicles. Fires burned at cremation ghats near Pashupatinath temple in Nepal’s capital day and night. Kathmandu's air quality is probably some of the most toxic air on Earth and recently ranked as one of the world’s worst polluted cities in terms of air quality. It threatens humans as well as mountain glaciers as it floats north into the Himalayas.

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Date Taken: 12.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Vladimir Melnik