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PHOTO ESSAY: Take A Ride In Egypt's Metro

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Egypt 700 Before the 2011 Egyptian revolution the Metro station was named for former President Hosni Mubarak. At 1 Egyptian pound (13 cents) per ticket, the Metro is a bargain even in a country like Egypt where nearly half the population of 90 million lives near or below the poverty line. In a city known, as much as anything, for its dysfunction, the Cairo Metro stands as a singular achievement. It’s reliable, well-maintained and relatively clean. The Cairo Metro system sprawls across the city, delivering an estimated 3.6 million passengers per day over three different lines and approximately 78 kilometers (49 miles) of train track. Here's how travelling in Cairo Metro looks   [caption id="attachment_43479" align="aligncenter" width="512"]In this April 29, 2014 photo, a woman carries her child at the Shohadaa (Martyrs) metro station in Cairo, Egypt. Before the 2011 Egyptian revolution the station was named for former President Hosni Mubarak. At 1 Egyptian pound (13 cents) per ticket, the Metro is a bargain even in a country like Egypt where nearly half the population of 90 million lives near or below the poverty line. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy) In this April 29, 2014 photo, a woman carries her child at the Shohadaa (Martyrs) metro station in Cairo, Egypt. Before the 2011 Egyptian revolution the station was named for former President Hosni Mubarak. At 1 Egyptian pound (13 cents) per ticket, the Metro is a bargain even in a country like Egypt where nearly half the population of 90 million lives near or below the poverty line. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy)[/caption]
    [caption id="attachment_43489" align="aligncenter" width="512"]In this Aug. 14, 2014 photo, an Egyptian policeman checks a man's t-shirt as he searches a commuter at the Shohadaa (Martyrs) metro station, in Cairo, Egypt. The Metro’s immunity to Egyptian politics ended following the July 2014 military coup that ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi after massive protests against his rule. Since the coup, a simmering insurgency launched partially by Morsi loyalists has occasionally targeted Metro stations. The insurgents, so far, have used stun grenades designed to sow panic without causing serious casualties. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy) In this Aug. 14, 2014 photo, an Egyptian policeman checks a man's t-shirt as he searches a commuter at the Shohadaa (Martyrs) metro station, in Cairo, Egypt. The Metro’s immunity to Egyptian politics ended following the July 2014 military coup that ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi after massive protests against his rule. Since the coup, a simmering insurgency launched partially by Morsi loyalists has occasionally targeted Metro stations. The insurgents, so far, have used stun grenades designed to sow panic without causing serious casualties. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy)[/caption]
    [caption id="attachment_43481" align="aligncenter" width="512"]In this Sept. 13, 2014 photo, a female senior security officer speaks to women inside a female-only car at the Shohadaa (Martyrs) metro station, in Cairo, Egypt. Before the 2011 Egyptian revolution the station was named for former President Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy) In this Sept. 13, 2014 photo, a female senior security officer speaks to women inside a female-only car at the Shohadaa (Martyrs) metro station, in Cairo, Egypt. Before the 2011 Egyptian revolution the station was named for former President Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy)[/caption]
    [caption id="attachment_43482" align="aligncenter" width="512"]In this Sept. 13, 2014 photo, Egyptians make their way at the Shohadaa (Martrys) metro station, in Cairo, Egypt. Before the 2011 Egyptian revolution the station was named for former President Hosni Mubarak. In a city known, as much as anything, for its dysfunction, the Cairo Metro stands as a singular achievement. It’s reliable, well-maintained and relatively clean. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy) In this Sept. 13, 2014 photo, Egyptians make their way at the Shohadaa (Martrys) metro station, in Cairo, Egypt. Before the 2011 Egyptian revolution the station was named for former President Hosni Mubarak. In a city known, as much as anything, for its dysfunction, the Cairo Metro stands as a singular achievement. It’s reliable, well-maintained and relatively clean. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy)[/caption]
    [caption id="attachment_43483" align="aligncenter" width="512"]In this Sept. 13, 2014 photo, Egyptian women listen to a lecture by a female police officer on how to avoid sexual harassment and how to take care of children, in the Shohadaa metro station in Cairo, Egypt. The Cairo Metro system sprawls across the city, delivering an estimated 3.6 million passengers per day over three different lines and approximately 78 kilometers (49 miles) of train track, both above ground and below the city center. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy) In this Sept. 13, 2014 photo, Egyptian women listen to a lecture by a female police officer on how to avoid sexual harassment and how to take care of children, in the Shohadaa metro station in Cairo, Egypt. The Cairo Metro system sprawls across the city, delivering an estimated 3.6 million passengers per day over three different lines and approximately 78 kilometers (49 miles) of train track, both above ground and below the city center. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy)[/caption]
    [caption id="attachment_43484" align="aligncenter" width="512"]In this Sept. 20, 2014 photo, Egyptian schoolgirls head to school at the Maadi metro station in Cairo, Egypt. The Cairo Metro system sprawls across the city, delivering an estimated 3.6 million passengers per day over three different lines and approximately 78 kilometers (49 miles) of train track, both above ground and below the city center. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy) In this Sept. 20, 2014 photo, Egyptian schoolgirls head to school at the Maadi metro station in Cairo, Egypt. The Cairo Metro system sprawls across the city, delivering an estimated 3.6 million passengers per day over three different lines and approximately 78 kilometers (49 miles) of train track, both above ground and below the city center. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy)[/caption]
    [caption id="attachment_43485" align="aligncenter" width="512"]In this Dec. 5, 2012 photo, vendors sell fruit outside the Helwan metro station in Cairo, Egypt. The Cairo Metro system sprawls across the city, delivering an estimated 3.6 million passengers per day over three different lines and approximately 78 kilometers (49 miles) of train track, both above ground and below the city center. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy) In this Dec. 5, 2012 photo, vendors sell fruit outside the Helwan metro station in Cairo, Egypt. The Cairo Metro system sprawls across the city, delivering an estimated 3.6 million passengers per day over three different lines and approximately 78 kilometers (49 miles) of train track, both above ground and below the city center. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy)[/caption]
    [caption id="attachment_43488" align="aligncenter" width="512"]In this May 2, 2015 photo, Police Col. Nagwa Darwish addresses riders on one of the female-only cars on the Cairo Metro, at the New El Marg station in Cairo, Egypt. Darwish offered tips on what to do if they are separated from their children, and how to handle sexual harassment and men who try to board the women’s cars. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy) In this May 2, 2015 photo, Police Col. Nagwa Darwish addresses riders on one of the female-only cars on the Cairo Metro, at the New El Marg station in Cairo, Egypt. Darwish offered tips on what to do if they are separated from their children, and how to handle sexual harassment and men who try to board the women’s cars. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy)[/caption]
    [caption id="attachment_43486" align="aligncenter" width="512"]In this July 17, 2014 photo, a man distributes drinks to passengers to break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan, when observant Muslims abstain from all food and drink from dawn to dusk, at the Sayeda Zeinab metro station in Cairo, Egypt. At peak times, each station can devolve into a violent wrestling match, with passengers aggressively crowding in from the platform and preventing riders from exiting. But at the same time, a sense of community also exists. Riders commonly and freely give up their seats to elderly passengers or women with children. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy) In this July 17, 2014 photo, a man distributes drinks to passengers to break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan, when observant Muslims abstain from all food and drink from dawn to dusk, at the Sayeda Zeinab metro station in Cairo, Egypt. At peak times, each station can devolve into a violent wrestling match, with passengers aggressively crowding in from the platform and preventing riders from exiting. But at the same time, a sense of community also exists. Riders commonly and freely give up their seats to elderly passengers or women with children. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy)[/caption]
    [caption id="attachment_43480" align="aligncenter" width="512"]In this Sept. 13, 2014 photo, Egyptian women look from an all-female car at the Shohadaa (Martyrs) metro station in Cairo, Egypt. Before the 2011 Egyptian revolution the station was named for former President Hosni Mubarak. In a city known, as much as anything, for its dysfunction, the Cairo Metro stands as a singular achievement. It’s reliable, well-maintained and relatively clean. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy) In this Sept. 13, 2014 photo, Egyptian women look from an all-female car at the Shohadaa (Martyrs) metro station in Cairo, Egypt. Before the 2011 Egyptian revolution the station was named for former President Hosni Mubarak. In a city known, as much as anything, for its dysfunction, the Cairo Metro stands as a singular achievement. It’s reliable, well-maintained and relatively clean. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy)[/caption]
    [caption id="attachment_43490" align="aligncenter" width="512"]In this July 1, 2014 photo, laborers renovate the Hadayek El Maadi metro station, in Cairo, Egypt. The Cairo Metro system sprawls across the city, delivering an estimated 3.6 million passengers per day over three different lines and approximately 78 kilometers (49 miles) of train track, both above ground and below the city center. In a city known, as much as anything, for its dysfunction, the Cairo Metro stands as a singular achievement. It’s reliable, well-maintained and relatively clean. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy) In this July 1, 2014 photo, laborers renovate the Hadayek El Maadi metro station, in Cairo, Egypt. The Cairo Metro system sprawls across the city, delivering an estimated 3.6 million passengers per day over three different lines and approximately 78 kilometers (49 miles) of train track, both above ground and below the city center. In a city known, as much as anything, for its dysfunction, the Cairo Metro stands as a singular achievement. It’s reliable, well-maintained and relatively clean. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy)[/caption]
 

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