Image of Asia: Stocking up on coal for winter heat

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Posted: Nov 18, 2014 6:45 AM
Image of Asia: Stocking up on coal for winter heat

In this photo by Andy Wong, a man stacks coal briquettes, his only source of home heating, in an outer courtyard in Beijing. Many people living in older homes in northern China rely on coal fires for heat in winter. But cities including the capital are starting to phase out coal burning to reduce their extreme air pollution. The central government is considering a nationwide cap on coal use, and China's use of other energy sources such as solar power is growing.