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Old 17 December 2011, 12:22 AM
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Default Did Iraq (or Yemen) recently get its first escalator?

Somebody I know on Facebook linked to the following video today. The title which automatically appeared in the Facebook post was "First Escalator in Yemen," but Buzzfeed apparently changed the title after the fact to "First Escalator in Iraq."



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The First Escalator In Iraq

Years of living under economic sanctions didn't give Iraqis much opportunity to enjoy the simple pleasure of playing on an escalator.
I'm posting this in Fauxtography because I don't know where else to put it, and because I suspect it may possibly be an instance of a video with a misleading title and description.
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Old 17 December 2011, 06:09 AM
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And it looks very similar to this video, which is a year old, about the first escalator in Algiers, Algeria.
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Old 17 December 2011, 07:06 AM
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And here are some comments (translated) disagreeing with the Algierian placement.

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Earliest mention I've found so far is this thread from September 2010, which states it's in Kuridstan.

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