(My Railway, My Story) Part 1: Bridges

Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-29 07:16:44|Editor: Tian Shaohui
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Photo taken on May 10, 2017 shows the Emali station on Kenya's Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). (Xinhua/Chen Cheng)

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