In Pics: How 'Gas Chamber' Delhi Is Coping With The Toxic Smog

Even though the Delhi smog has posed a huge health hazard, people have turned to filtration masks and air purifiers to tackle the situation.

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In Pics: How 'Gas Chamber' Delhi Is Coping With The Toxic Smog

A policeman covers his face during heavy smog in Delhi (AFP Photo)

Over the past few days, Delhi has been enveloped in a thick, dense cloud of smog. Schools have been forced to shut as a 'public health emergency' has been declared in the national capital. However, even as the terrible air quality continues to choke the city, the people of Delhi are going on with daily life as best as they can. With toxic smog posing a huge health hazard, people have turned to filtration masks and air purifiers to tackle the situation. Here are 10 pictures that show how people in Delhi are trying to continue with their daily life even in this sorry state.

This poignant message a child is trying to convey
 
Delhi traffic cops braving the smog to maintain order on the streets
Even though doctors have ordered people to avoid morning walks in Delhi, many choose to put on masks and step out
And fitness freaks are making sure they're properly equipped to be outside
Schools across Delhi are closed till the end of the week, but not before students were forced to put on masks while at school, where many complained of headaches, coughs and smarting eyes.
A number of Bollywood celebrities visiting Delhi have been posting selfies wearing masks 
 

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At the railway station, people travelling make sure they've got their anti-pollution masks on
Do you live in the Delhi NCR region? Let us know how the worsening air pollution has affected your daily life in the comments section below.

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