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Breathing masks are selling out in Sydney with the city enveloped in the smoke from bush fires sweeping across a large swath of Australia’s east coast, damaging the country’s clean and green reputation.

Office workers wearing protective masks, previously a rarity, have become a common sight in recent weeks in downtown Sydney, where record pollution levels have consistently ranked the city above the likes of Jakarta, Shanghai and Mumbai.

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