Kazakhstan is a beautiful and relatively modern country that is generally unknown to most westerners. Its largest city Almaty is located in a mountainous area, with heavy fog on some days of the year.
As with any populous major city, air pollution can be quite bad. The photo below shows the astonishing contrast of the smog-covered city and the clearer skies above it during winter. The images, while incredible, are real and non-photoshopped.
It almost makes Beijing look clean by comparison…
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