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Thousands Choking on Smoke from Indonesian Fires

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Image: Indonesia declares state of emergency as Riau haze worsens
Firefighters extinguish a fire that burned a plantation on peatland on March 1, 2014, in Siak, Riau, Indonesia.Oscar Siagian / Getty Images

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Air quality has reached dangerous levels as forest fires rage on in Indonesia's Riau province following a sustained period of dry weather. Indonesia has declared a state of emergency as the Riau haze has worsened and has left more than 22,000 residents with respiratory problems.

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Image: Indonesia declares state of emergency as Riau haze worsens
Firefighters extinguish a fire that burned a plantation on peatland on March 1, 2014, in Siak, Riau, Indonesia. Air quality has reached dangerous levels as forest fires rage on in Indonesia's Riau province following a sustained period of dry weather. The haze has left more than 22,000 residents with respiratory problems.Oscar Siagian / Getty Images

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