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Jul 11, 2008 12:21 PM

Steps taken to save Taj Mahal from pollution

After a report saying pollution is turning the Taj Mahal yellow, authorities have taken a number of steps to cut emissions in the area.

Vehicles have been banned within a half-mile radius. The report said the white marble structure is gradually turning yellow from pollution from gas powered vehicles.

Authorities have also set up pollution monitoring stations around the Taj Mahal.

The Taj Mahal is considered one of the seven wonders of the world. It was built by a mongol emperor as a mausoleum for his wife. It was completed in 1648 after 17 years of labor by 20,000 workers.

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