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15 Pictures Of Shockingly Blue Skies In Beijing

Gray, the dominant color of the polluted capital of China, is finally stepping aside to reveal a gorgeous blue. BONUS: Double rainbows!

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1. Thousands of Beijing residents have been sharing photos of blue skies on China's popular Weibo and WeChat social media sites for the last few months.

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3. The city's air pollution level has reportedly dropped 19% in the last year, after the government began to shut down coal-fired power plants city-wide and try to reduce vehicle exhaust by giving out limited new license plates.

Sunny day in #Beijing - pollution index 25 - #FreshAirChina

4. The results are pretty stunning.

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北京难得一见的好天气,不过我也快被大风吹跑了!#beauty #nature #blue #sky #beijing #cloud #lookup #iphoneonly by svetacassiechyu

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Today,Beijing's sky,blue&clean💙⛅😊

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10. A blue sky plus a rainbow? For Beijingers, that's CNN-style breaking news.

BREAKING: rainbow seen over Beijing, if but for a few moments #china #waronpollution #air #environment #notfake

12. Here's where things get really weird: Double rainbows have a habit of showing up in the beginning of June. They have been a guarantee for the past three years, appearing on June 9, 2013...

View this video on YouTube

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13. June 6, 2014...

And on June 6, a rainbow appears over Beijing: http://t.co/wuE3oyq3pw

15. Here's hoping that this trend continues, because this is simply beautiful.

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Beimeng Fu is a BuzzFeed News World Reporter covering China and is based in New York.

Contact Beimeng Fu at beimeng.fu@buzzfeed.com.

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