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Thick smog, ‘severe’ AQI — Sunday snapshots from Delhi the day after Diwali

The air quality in Delhi turned 'severe' in several parts Sunday. But that didn't stop people from coming out of their homes.

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New Delhi: A thick blanket of smog enveloped several parts of Delhi Sunday, the day after Diwali when people defied a ban on lighting firecrackers.

The air quality in several parts of the national capital was recorded in the ‘severe’ category. The Air Quality Index in ITO and Anand Vihar areas were recorded at 461 and 478, respectively, according to the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) data.

Diwali this year also coincided with a spike in stubble burning incidents in Punjab and Haryana.

ThePrint’s photojournalist Suraj Singh Bisht brings you glimpses of a smog-engulfed city.

People seen playing near the India Gate even as the city's air quality dipped | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A game of football near the India Gate Sunday despite poor air quality | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A group of cyclists near the Rashtrapati Bhavan | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A group of cyclists near the Rashtrapati Bhavan | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Joggers near India Gate amid rising air pollution in the national capital Sunday | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Joggers near India Gate on a smoggy Sunday morning in Delhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Two men clicking photos near the Parliament Sunday | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Two men click photos near the Parliament building Sunday | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
The city was enveloped in smog. This is near | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
The city looked hazy, being enveloped in smog. This photograph was shot near Mayur Vihar | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A few men seen playing football near the India Gate | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Men play a game of football near the India Gate | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
The air quality in several parts of Delhi fell in the 'poor' and 'severe' categories. Seen here is a cyclist near Rashtrapati Bhavan | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
The air quality in several parts of Delhi was recorded in ‘poor’ and ‘severe’ categories. Seen here is a cyclist near Rashtrapati Bhavan | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

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