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  • In this photo taken March 29, 2014, residents breath from bags of fresh air taken from a provincial resort Laojun Mountains during a promotional event in Zhengzhou in central China's Henan province. In the central Henan province, local tourism authorities scooped up mountain air to promote a resort, offering bags of it free of charge in downtown Zhengzhou, the provincial capital.  (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

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    Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air.

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during a news conference during the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings at IMF headquarters in Washington, Thursday, April 10, 2014. Lagarde said the global economy is finally turning the corner after a deep recession but the recovery remains too weak. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

    IMF eyes 'Plan B' for reforming itself without U.S.

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  • In this photo taken March 29, 2014, residents breath from bags of fresh air taken from a provincial resort Laojun Mountains during a promotional event in Zhengzhou in central China's Henan province. In the central Henan province, local tourism authorities scooped up mountain air to promote a resort, offering bags of it free of charge in downtown Zhengzhou, the provincial capital.  (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

    In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860

    Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air.

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