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Watch smog take over Beijing, China in 13 seconds

The time-lapse was over the course of 20 minutes.

A video posted to social media this week shows the hustle and bustle of Beijing, China – as smog engulfs the entire city.

Chas Pope says in the video's description that the time-lapse was over the course of 20 minutes.

According to the New York Times, the smog Pope captured on video would exceed 400 on the U.S. air-quality index. Readings between 301 and 500 are considered “hazardous” here.

You can watch the video below:

You can read more about air pollution in Beijing here, here and here.

Meanwhile, a new report shows Minnesota's air quality is pretty good.

This story is part of our Best of the Web section – which is just cool stuff we find online and want to share with you.

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