In pictures: Delhi government tests its giant anti-smog gun to fight the haze

Updated: 22 December, 2017 08:55 IST
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    India on December 20 unveiled a new weapon against air pollution -- an "anti-smog gun" which authorities hope will clear the skies above New Delhi but which environmentalists say amounts to a band-aid solution. All pics/AFP

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    A view of an anti-smog gun trial in New Delhi on December 20, 2017

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    Delhi government hopes that the anti-smog gun will clear the skies above New Delhi

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    Official and journalist stands during an anti-smog gun trial in New Delhi 

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    Indian residents walk amid heavy smog near the Lodhi railway station in New Delhi

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    A woman and her child walk amid heavy smog on a street in New Delhi

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    An Indian biker wearing face protection against air pollution rides on the road amid heavy smog in New Delhi on December 5, 2017. The United Nations on December 5 launched the first International Smog Day, calling it a day "to remember all of the people who have died prematurely, and avoidably, because of air pollution." Large swathes of north India and Pakistan have seen a spike in pollution at the onset of winter each year, due in part to crop burning and the fact that cooler air traps particulates close to the ground, preventing them from dispersing

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    An Indian motorcyclist wearing face protection against air pollution rides on the road amid heavy smog in New Delhi

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    An Indian woman walks early in the morning amid heavy smog in the garden of Humayun's Tomb in New Delhi

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    A vendor prepares to sell candyfloss amid heavy smog at the India gate monument in New Delhi

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As air quality in Delhi entered 'very poor' zone, the state government used anti-smog gun to bring down the pollution level and protect people from the hazardous air

First Published: 22 December, 2017 08:50 IST