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    26 Haunting Photos Of The London Fog

    London was covered in "fog" at the beginning of the 20th Century, culminating in the Great Smog in 1952.

    1. 1 July 1907: St Pancras Railway Station.

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    2. 1 October 1919: An iceman delivers in the fog.

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    3. 1 November 1922: Ludgate Circus.

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    4. 1 November 1927: Trafalgar Square, in the daytime.

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    5. 24 January 1934: Lincoln's Inn Fields.

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    6. 17 October 1935: Finsbury Park.

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    7. 23 December 1935: Temple.

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    8. January 1936: Central London.

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    9. 25 December 1937: Whitehall.

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    10. 25 October 1938: Hyde Park Corner.

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    11. 25 October 1938: Regent's Park.

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    12. 26 October 1938: The sun comes through at the Pool of London.

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    13. January 1947: The Tower of London.

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    14. 1 December 1948: National Gallery, Trafalgar Square.

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    15. Circa 1950: Middle Temple, Inns of Court.

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    16. 1952: Fleet Street.

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    17. 5 December 1952: Blackfriars, in the morning.

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    18. 5 December 1952: Blackfriars, mid-morning.

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    19. 6 December 1952: Fleet Street.

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    20. 6 December 1952: Piccadilly Circus.

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    21. 9 December 1952: A bus conductor walks in front of his vehicle.

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    22. 14 January 1955: Westminster Bridge.

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    23. 20 December 1956: Piccadilly Circus.

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    24. 29January 1959: Liverpool St. Station.

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    25. 5 December 1962: Regent St.

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    26. Date unknown, 1962: A policeman wears a mask for protection against the smog.

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    The Clean Air Act was implemented in 1956, but the fatalities from the Great Smog are said to reach 12,000.

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