16 shocking images of Delhi pollution
Nov 23, 2017, 08:45 IST

Indian commuters wear masks as they walk along a road amid heavy smog in New Delhi on November 9, 2017. Rickshaw driver Sanjay can only afford a handkerchief to shield his face from the smog-filled streets of Delhi, even as many residents rush to buy protective masks to combat the toxic menace. Better off inhabitants of the world's most polluted capital are swarming sellers of face masks -- costing more than the 300 rupees ($5) that Sanjay earns in a day -- and high-tech air purifiers that could easily cost his annual wage. All images/AFP

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We have all heard about the pollution levels being astronomically high in Delhi, but unless you've actually lived there or visited the city, it is hard to fathom what the locals might be going through. Here are shocking images of what the country's capital is actually facing