Couple Takes Wedding Photo Amidst Toxic Smog

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The air pollution rating in Beijing reached a severe 500 on February 25th, but that didn’t stop one couple and their wedding photographer from getting some outdoor shots.

The air pollution rating in Beijing reached a severe 500 on February 25th, but that didn’t stop one couple and their wedding photographer from getting some outdoor shots.

Wearing a gown, a tuxedo, and gas masks the newlyweds frolicked around the city, having their special day captured.

Locales included medians, bridges, sidewalks, and grassy patches.

In each photo, they struck normal-looking enough poses, but their expressions were concealed behind the protective gear.

Some have said that the photos show the couple’s determination to not let China’s debilitating and dangerous smog ruin the happiest day of their lives.

Also suggested is that it was part of a protest about the horrible state of the air quality in the country.

There is also a case to be made for it being performance art.

In a country where the concentration of airborne toxins can reach 20 times the level deemed safe by the World Health Organization, any of the three explanations make sense.

The week the photos were taken, the pollution was 10 times the international safety limit and dense enough to block out the sun.

Conditions in the area have been compared to those that would occur in a nuclear winter.

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