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Wordless News: Brits Struggle To Save Beloved Telephone Box

Maria Fabrizio illustration for story: Some Brits Not Ready To Say 'Ta-Ra' To Iconic Telephone Box

Every day, illustrator Maria Fabrizio posts a news-inspired image on her Wordless News blog. This week, all of her pictures will be inspired by stories she hears on Morning Edition.

Today, Ari Shapiro's story caught her ear: It's about how a race is on to save Britain's beloved crimson phone booths, threatened by the ubiquity of cell phone. The country had 92,000 payphones in 2002; now it has just 48,000.

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