Olympics-Cars stay away but Beijing smog remains

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By Nick Mulvenney BEIJING, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Traffic flowed more smoothly but the sun was still shrouded by smog on Monday, the fourth and final day of Beijing's Olympic pollution prevention test. To see if the city's poor air quality could be improved at least temporarily during next August's Games, the Chinese capital has taken up to 1.3 million cars off the roads by banning number plates ending in odd and even numbers on alternate days. Seoul used similar traffic control measures ...

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