Camels rather than locomotives lumber over the railway tracks in this remote desert, famously traversed by storied French adventurers Arthur Rimbaud and Henry de Monfreid in the early 20th century.
Chinese and Ethiopian flags fly at the office of the Chinese Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, in Dire Dawa, north eastern Ethiopia on February 27, 2013. The old French-built railway that connected Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to the Red Sea port of Djibouti, is now being replaced by a Chinese-built electrified railway.
The old French-built railway that connected Addis Ababa, the capital of landlocked Ethiopia, to the Red Sea port of Djibouti, is now being replaced by a Chinese-built electrified railway, a bold project that seeks to boost Ethiopia's commercial exports.
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