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Underground Discharge Channel To Prevent Greater Tokyo From Flooding...TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 08:  A general view inside the enormous pressure-adjusting underground water tank during a tour of the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel facility on April 8, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. The Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel is the world's largest underground flood diversion facility. The facility takes water overflow from four rivers and redirects it 50 meters underground into a 6.3 kilometer tunnel before being pumped into the Edo river. Construction of the facility began in 1993 and became fully operational 13 years later in 2006. The gigantic pressure-adjusting water tank is one of the highlights of the facility, positioned 22 meters below ground level, it is 177 meters long, 78 meters wide, 18 meters high and each of the 59 pillars weighs 500 ton. The tank is connected to a drain pump facility, housing four gigantic pumps which are capable of pumping up to 200tons of water per second (The equivalent of a 25m pool) The facility, designed to drain flood waters from the surrounding areas after heavy storms or typhoons is used on average seven times a year and has also become a tourist attraction with the facility running guided tours three times a day allowing tourists to visit the massive underground water tank.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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A general view inside the enormous pressure-adjusting underground water tank at the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel facility in Tokyo, Japan. The Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel is the world’s largest underground flood diversion facility. The facility takes water overflow from four rivers and redirects it 50 meters underground into a 6.3 kilometer tunnel before being pumped into the Edo river.

 A Chinese Christian woman prays during a service at an underground independent Protestant Church in Beijing, China. China, an officially atheist country, places a number of restrictions on Christians and allows legal practice of the faith only at state-approved churches. The policy has driven an increasing number of Christians and Christian converts 'underground' to secret congregations in private homes and other venues. While the size of the religious community is difficult to measure, studies estimate there more than 65 million Christians inside China with studies supporting the possibility it could become the most Christian nation in the world within a decade.

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A Chinese Christian woman prays during a service at an underground independent Protestant Church in Beijing, China. China, an officially atheist country, places a number of restrictions on Christians and allows legal practice of the faith only at state-approved churches

Commuters board an underground train at King's Cross station in London April 29, 2014. Millions of commuters faced transport chaos on Tuesday after eleventh-hour talks failed to avert a two-day strike on the London Underground train network over plans to cut jobs and close ticket offices.

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Commuters board an underground train at King’s Cross station in London. Millions of people faced transport chaos on Tuesday after talks failed to avert a two-day strike on the London Underground train network over plans to cut jobs and close ticket offices.

Actors dressed as zombies exit Bank Station in London as peer-to-peer lender RateSetter highlights the issue of 'zombie' savings accounts with  lifeless returns . PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 15, 2014. The independent study commissioned by RateSetter found that 79% of Britons do not check their savings returns against inflation, with some falling as low as 0.1% earning just  1 a year on savings of  1,000.

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Actors dressed as zombies exit Bank Station in London as peer-to-peer lender RateSetter highlights the issue of “zombie” savings accounts with lifeless returns. The independent study commissioned by RateSetter found that 79 per cent of Britons did not check their savings returns against inflation, with some falling as low as 0.1 per cent, earning just £1 a year on savings of £1,000.

ames Apps, six, looks at the 2020 Tube map of the future, made entirely from LEGO Bricks, at Londonís King's Cross Station to celebrate 150 years of the London Underground.

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A child examines the 2020 Tube map of the future, made entirely from Lego bricks, on display at London’s Kings Cross Station to celebrate 150 years of the London Underground.

Contractors work on the East Side Access project beneath Grand Central Terminal, Thursday, April 18, 2013 in New York.  When complete the East Side Access project will connect Long Island Railroad trains to Grand Central Terminal serving approximately 160,000 customers a day. It is one of three bold projects under New York that will expand what's already the nation's biggest mass-transit system by 2019.

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Contractors on the East Side Access project beneath Grand Central Terminal in New York on Thursday. When complete the project will connect Long Island Rail Road trains to the terminal serving about 160,000 customers a day. It is one of three bold projects under New York that will expand what’s already the nation’s biggest mass-transit system by 2019.