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IN PICTURES: Pollution in Tehran causes two-day closure of schools

Posted on 15/02/2019 | in 长沙桑拿按摩论坛 | by

TEHRAN, Iran – High air pollution has forced Iranian authorities to close all schools and kindergartens in the capital for two days beginning Sunday, saying the pollution had reached dangerous levels.

Iranian state television said on Saturday that a government committee had ordered the schools’ closure because of the “polluted and unhealthy” weather. The government has also closed schools in the large cities of Isfahan and Arak.

Air pollution blankets the skyline in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. High air pollution has forced Iranian authorities to close all schools and kindergartens in the capital for two days beginning Sunday, saying the pollution had reached dangerous levels. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Iranian women wear masks for protection against air pollution as they make their way on a street in northern Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. High air pollution has forced Iranian authorities to close all schools and kindergartens in the capital for two days beginning Sunday, saying the pollution had reached dangerous levels. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

An Iranian man and woman sit on a bench at the Tochal mountainous area, in northern Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. High air pollution has forced Iranian authorities to close all schools and kindergartens in the capital for two days beginning Sunday, saying the pollution had reached dangerous levels. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

An Iranian man and woman look at the view from the Tochal mountainous area, in northern Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. High air pollution has forced Iranian authorities to close all schools and kindergartens in the capital for two days beginning Sunday, saying the pollution had reached dangerous levels. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

The skies over Iran’s capital, Tehran, are among the most polluted in the world, and health experts say many Iranians suffer serious health problems as a result.

Iran has twice closed schools and government offices because of air pollution, most recently in 2010.

Milad telecommunications tower, left, and buildings are seen, shrouded in polluted air in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. Heavy air pollution has forced Iranian authorities to close government offices and declare a two-day public holiday in the capital, Tehran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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