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As the air quality dips to new lows in the capital, face masks have become customary. But does that deter sportsmen, people or even children from their daily routine?

As the air quality dips to new lows in the capital, face masks have become customary everywhere. But does that deter sportsmen, people or even children from their daily routine? [R.V.Moorthy] Photo: R.V.Moorthy
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Mumbai batsman Siddhesh Lad wearing a mask during a Ranji Trophy match to combat the poor air quality in Delhi. The overall air quality index of Delhi was recorded at 392 that day, which falls in the ‘very poor’ category. It was just eight points short of 'severe'. [Sandeep Saxena] Photo: Sandeep Saxena
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Mumbai players wear face-masks during a Ranji Trophy match against Railways. [Sandeep Saxena] Photo: Sandeep Saxena
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A runner takes part in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon. [REUTERS] Photo: REUTERS
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A morning walk amidst thick haze a day after Diwali celebrations. According to the officials, Delhi recorded its worst air quality of 2018 the morning after Diwali as the pollution level entered 'severe-plus emergency' category due to the rampant bursting of toxic firecrackers. [PTI] Photo: PTI
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Cyclists in the capital aren't safe either. [Sandeep Saxena] Photo: Sandeep Saxena
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When masks are included in your school timetable as well. [PTI] Photo: PTI
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The biggest embarrassment was in store when the Lankans toured India. Sri Lanka's skipper Dinesh Chandimal and his teammates all sported masks during the third Test match between India and Sri Lanka at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground in New Delhi on December 05, 2017. After the match, Chandimal said, "It was a tough time, the thing is, we aren’t used to the pollution. That’s why we struggled in the first two days. We told the boys, we need to forget about it and play the game." [Sandeep Saxena] Photo: Sandeep Saxena
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