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After the Forbidden City, we headed up to the Great Wall. The part we went to (Badaling) is about 50 km outside of Beijing. You take a cable care up to the top.

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So, what's the Great Wall like? In a word: smoggy. Beijing has the absolute worst air quality I have ever seen, and even 50 km away, the mountains are covered in smog.

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So I couldn't take sweeping panorama pictures, because the smog obscured the wall in the distance.

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But I got a few good pictures of the wall "close up."

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