Addis Ababa goes traffic free for a day

Addis Ababa goes traffic free for a day

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Addis Ababa and other cities across Ethiopia are observing the country’s third Car Free Day.

People play football in Addis Ababa on 3 February 2019 during the third Car Free Day Image copyright AFP

With none of the usual traffic clogging the capital, Sunday football devotees took to the streets.

People take part in an exercise on a street in Addis Ababa, 3 February Image copyright AFP

The monthly event is designed to promote a healthy lifestyle and fight air pollution.

People take part in an exercise on a street in Addis Ababa on Car Free Day, 3 February Image copyright AFP

The measure was implemented by the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who was came to office last April after his predecessor resigned.

Skaters in Addis Ababa on 3 February, the city's third Car Free Day Image copyright AFP

The event also allowed skateboarders to show off their skills.

Skaters in Addis Ababa on 3 February, the city's third Car Free Day Image copyright AFP
Addis Ababa on 3 February, the city's third Car Free Day Image copyright AFP
People take part in an exercise on a street in Addis Ababa, 3 February Image copyright AFP

All photos by Eduardo Soteras, AFP

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