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Cairo commuters turn to the Nile

Traffic is chaotic and the subway overcrowded, so some residents of the Egyptian capital are taking to the river.

Last Modified: 05 May 2013 17:51
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Cairo is one of the most gridlocked cities in the world. Traffic is chaotic and the subway overcrowded. Now some commuters are using an ancient method to get around: the river Nile.

Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh reports on a new water taxi service that is gaining popularity.

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