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InPics: Riyadh Metro

Saudi Arabian capital is in a race against time to complete its $22.5 billion metro public transportation project in four years. Construction began a year ago but has accelerated in the last few weeks to the frustration of drivers facing detours and lane-closures.

InPics: Riyadh Metro
A picture taken on October 29, 2014 shows Saudi Abdullah Allohaidan, assistant of the director of the Riyadh Metro, standing next to a model of a train at the company's operation building in the Saudi capital. The traffic-clogged and sprawling Saudi Arabian capital is in a race against time to complete its $22.5 billion Metro public transportation project in four years, Allohaindan said. (AFP/Getty Images)
InPics: Riyadh Metro
A picture taken on October 29, 2014 shows Saudi Abdullah Allohaidan, assistant of the director of the Riyadh Metro, pointing to the Metro project map illustrating the six Metro lines to be constructed at the company's operation building in the Saudi capital. The traffic-clogged and sprawling Saudi Arabian capital is in a race against time to complete its $22.5 billion Metro public transportation project in four years, Allohaindan said. (AFP/Getty Images)
InPics: Riyadh Metro
A picture taken on October 29, 2014 shows Saudi Abdullah Allohaidan, assistant of the director of the Riyadh Metro, looking at a model of a train at the company's operation building in the Saudi capital. The traffic-clogged and sprawling Saudi Arabian capital is in a race against time to complete its $22.5 billion Metro public transportation project in four years, Allohaindan said. (AFP/Getty Images)
InPics: Riyadh Metro
A picture taken on October 29, 2014 shows a model of a train at the company's operation building in Riyadh. The traffic-clogged and sprawling Saudi Arabian capital is in a race against time to complete its $22.5 billion Metro public transportation project in four years, Allohaindan said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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The newly-opened Holy Sites metro light rail is seen in the western Saudi city of Mecca on November 2, 2010. The Chinese-built monorail project, will link Mecca with the holy sites of Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah, and will operate for the first time during the Hajj this month at 35 percent capacity to ferry Saudi nationals who will take part in the upcoming annual Muslim pilgrimage. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Saudi Arabian men ride on the newly-opened Holy Sites metro light rail in the western Saudi city of Mecca on November 2, 2010. The Chinese-built monorail project, will link Mecca with the holy sites of Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah, and will operate for the first time during the Hajj this month at 35 percent capacity to ferry Saudi nationals who will take part in the upcoming annual Muslim pilgrimage. (AFP/Getty Images)
InPics: Riyadh Metro
A man stands watching the newly-opened Holy Sites metro light rail in the western Saudi city of Mecca on November 2, 2010. The Chinese-built monorail project, will link Mecca with the holy sites of Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah, and will operate for the first time during the Hajj this month at 35 percent capacity to ferry Saudi nationals who will take part in the upcoming annual Muslim pilgrimage. (AFP/Getty Images)