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Pedestrians cover their face as they walk along the dusty road in Kathmandu, Nepal February 27, 2017. Nepal has forced 2,500 old vehicles off roads in its capital city of Kathmandu, part of a fight against alarming air pollution levels that have hit nine times World Health Organisation (WHO) limits. Air pollution has been a chronic problem in rapidly growing Kathmandu, which sits in a Himalayan valley and is home to more than 3mn people. Rising public anger with the smog is turning into a headache for a beleaguered government headed by former Maoist rebels. Dust from road works, exhaust from old, poorly maintained vehicles and smoke from coal-burning brick kilns blend in a murky haze that hangs over the ancient city, raising the risk of cancer, stroke, asthma and high blood pressure, experts say. Officials hope the ban on vehicles more than 20 years old will be a step towards a cleaner future. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)

Pedestrians cover their face as they walk along the dusty road in Kathmandu, Nepal February 27, 2017. Nepal has forced 2,500 old vehicles off roads in its capital city of Kathmandu, part of a fight against alarming air pollution levels that have hit nine times World Health Organisation (WHO) limits. Air pollution has been a chronic problem in rapidly growing Kathmandu, which sits in a Himalayan valley and is home to more than 3mn people. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)
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04 Mar 2017 00:04:00
Tibetan men get ready to perform a traditional dance during a special prayer ceremony on the third day of the Tibetan New Year celebrations in Kathmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Tibetans follow this ritual called “sangtsol” to ask for good luck in the new year. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)

Tibetan men get ready to perform a traditional dance during a special prayer ceremony on the third day of the Tibetan New Year celebrations in Kathmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Tibetans follow this ritual called “sangtsol” to ask for good luck in the new year. (Photo by Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)
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03 Mar 2017 00:01:00
A man dressed as Hindu Lord Shiva performs during a religious procession ahead of the Hindu festival of Maha Shivaratri, in Jammu February 23, 2017. (Photo by Mukesh Gupta/Reuters)

A man dressed as Hindu Lord Shiva performs during a religious procession ahead of the Hindu festival of Maha Shivaratri, in Jammu February 23, 2017. (Photo by Mukesh Gupta/Reuters)
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26 Feb 2017 00:05:00
A Hindu holy man, or sadhu, sits beside a fire after smearing his body with ashes at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple, ahead of the Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal February 21, 2017. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)

A Hindu holy man, or sadhu, sits beside a fire after smearing his body with ashes at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple, ahead of the Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal February 21, 2017. Hindus mark the Maha Shivratri festival by offering special prayers and fasting, with sadhus arriving at Pashupatinath to take part in the event, which takes place on February 24. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)
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23 Feb 2017 00:01:00
A Hindu holy man, or sadhu, smokes marijuana in a chillum at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple, ahead of the Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal February 15, 2017. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)

A Hindu holy man, or sadhu, smokes marijuana in a chillum at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple, ahead of the Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal February 15, 2017. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)
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17 Feb 2017 00:00:00
Devotees walk through the woods of Changu Narayan as they arrive to perform rituals and prayers during the Swasthani Bratakatha festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal February 8, 2017. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)

Devotees walk through the woods of Changu Narayan as they arrive to perform rituals and prayers during the Swasthani Bratakatha festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal February 8, 2017. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)
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12 Feb 2017 00:05:00
A devotee smiles as she offers prayers during the Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Kathmandu, Nepal January 12, 2017. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)

A devotee smiles as she offers prayers during the Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Kathmandu, Nepal January 12, 2017. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)
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08 Feb 2017 00:00:00
In this February 1, 2017 photo, Anjali Lama, a transgender model from Nepal, looks at her mobile phone backstage during Lakme Fashion week in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Rafiq Maqbool/AP Photo)

In this February 1, 2017 photo, Anjali Lama, a transgender model from Nepal, looks at her mobile phone backstage during Lakme Fashion week in Mumbai, India. Growing up as the fifth son in a poor farming family in rural Nepal the dream to be a fashion model came late in life.(Photo by Rafiq Maqbool/AP Photo)
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05 Feb 2017 01:02:00