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Singapore's central business district is obscured by haze Friday, June 21, 2013. Air pollution in Singapore has soared to record heights for a third consecutive day, as Indonesia prepared planes and helicopters to battle raging fires blamed for hazardous levels of smoky haze in three countries. (AP Photo/Joseph Nair)

Dangerous haze covers Asia

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono apologized June 24 to Singapore and Malaysia for record-setting pollution caused by forest fires in his country.

Malaysia declared a state of emergency on June 23rd in a district where

the haze triggered one of the country's worst pollution levels, while

Singapore has urged people to remain indoors due to "hazardous" levels

of pollution. (AP)