Seen This?

The Baghdad Subway

A Baghdad resident tells The Guardian that if anyone had suggested building a subway in the war-torn capital a year ago, “they would have been sent to one of Saddam’s old mental homes and never heard from again.” But if investors sign on, Baghdad will have a $3 billion metro with two subway lines running a combined 24 miles of track from Sunni dominated areas to Shia ones. Baghdad may have antique sewers, intermittent electricity, and no postal service, but as another resident put it: “Even if this is just talking, at least it's giving us hope."