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Thursday, 5 December, 2002, 15:35 GMT
In pictures: The Great Smog of London
On Friday 5 December 1952 a dense smoke-filled fog shrouded London and it hung over the city for the next four days.

London came to a standstill. Over 4,000 people died, motor vehicles were abandoned, trains were disrupted and airports were forced to close.

Information advert on smog precautions
A campaign warned people about the dangers of smog

Smog in London
Much of London came to a standstill

Smog in London
Public transport ground to halt

Smog in London
Smog continued into the 1960s

Smog in London
People protected themselves with handkerchiefs

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