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Cyclists travel on the road on a hazy day in Huaibei, in central China's Anhui province Monday Jan. 14, 2013. Air pollution is a major problem in China due to the country's rapid pace of industrialization, reliance on coal power, explosive growth in car ownership and disregard for environmental laws. (AP Photo)  CHINA OUT