In a blatant attempt to climb the list of most emailed and most read articles on their site, I hereby flog an article I wrote about Santiago, Chile in tomorrow's Travel section of the New York Times. In the intro, I mention that the atmospheric pollution there can make it feel like you're looking through the bottom of a dirty beer mug (at least in the colder months; you can get lovely Andes views other times). This not-so-felicitous effect is caused in part by the fact that the city, like the D.F. in México, is surrounded by mountains, a toilet bowl effect that doesn't let the smog leave. Being that they say a picture is worth +/- 1,000 words--and being that I don't want to bore the world with a long description here--here are four photos.
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