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The view from Binh Thanh district of the nation’s tallest building, Landmark 81, was blurry at 8am on October 22.

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Looking from Binh Trieu bridge, Landmark 81 is also difficult to spot.

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The view from high above the central area of Ho Chi Minh City. From this height one can see the city covered with a thick blanket of fog, limiting vision for those on the ground.

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Many of the city’s buildings are left under dense fog.

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Local people are forced to wear masks while participating in exercises on Kinh Thanh Da bridge in Binh Thanh district.

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According to AirVisual, the overall air quality index in Ho Chi Minh City is 172. This figure increases to 200 in Thao Dien.

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The view from Nguyen Huu Tho street in District 7

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The high humidity can be considered one of the main factors in causing the heavy fog.

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The view in District 7

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Commuters go about their daily business on Dien Bien Phu street.

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At 9:30am on October 22, the city’s skyline could be seen covered in fog.

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