Wearing a face mask, Ian Somerhalder shares his taste of Shanghai smog on Weibo: Such a beautiful day!

Ian Somerhalder,Smog

American actor Ian Somerhalder is spending holiday in China. Wearing a face mask, he ridiculed the murky sky of Shanghai as 'beautiful' on Weibo.

American heartthrob actor Ian Somerhalder, who stars bad boy vampire Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries, has arrived in China on a charming tour for his millions of Chinese fans.He shared with hi...   Full Story

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Algae bloom

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Water pollution

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Dead pigs

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Ice sculpture

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Public toilet

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Lawn dyed green

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Beijing smog

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Yunnan landslide

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Public toilet

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Sanitation worker

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