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In Pictures: From Punjab’s Burning Fields To Choking Delhi

As toxic smog hangs over Delhi and air quality worsens by the hour, the capital has declared a pollution emergency. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has urged Punjab and Haryana to stop their farmers from burning waste as they prep to sow the winter crop of wheat.

Farmers in Punjab have been burning crop to clear their fields (Photo credit: Joanna B. Pinneo)

Field workers use fertilizer on a partially burned field in Punjab (Photo credit: Joanna B. Pinneo)

Thick blanket of smoke along the highway (Photo credit: Joanna B. Pinneo)

Delhi wrapped in toxic smog (Photo credit: Joanna B. Pinneo)

Early morning joggers in Nehru Park. Many are complaining of headaches, coughs and burning eyes. (Photo credit: Joanna B. Pinneo)

Auto rickshaw driver Manpal Singh Yadav has breathing problems and works the night shift (Photo credit: Joanna B. Pinneo)

Overview of the city from the Gazipur garbage dump (Photo credit: Joanna B. Pinneo)

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