CHINA - Models wore facial masks during a fashion show in Nanjing not as a fashion statement, but because the air was so badly polluted.
According to Global Times, the models had to wear the masks during an outdoor jewelry fashion show as pollution levels skyrocketed in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province on Dec 6.
Severe smog enveloped the city, forcing many schools to close.
Heavy smog has plagued most of China's eastern and central cities since beginning of December.
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