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2014's best People of the CTA photos

Our friends at People of the CTA choose their favorite 2014 shots of CTA riders behaving badly. Or just weirdly

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CTA pole, stripper pole—what's the difference?

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That's one way to deal with a crowded El car.

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That is decidedly not grand.

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Once you both start wearing one-piece shorts-suits, it's only a matter of time before you start picking each other's noses.

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No, no...it's cool. There's a little pad underneath that duck to sop up its excrement.

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Even aliens who are members of '70s funk bands have to take the El.

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One can only hope this Power Ranger's super-human abilities are patience and lack of olafactory senses.

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Don Ameche meets the Joker.

One of the best (and worst) things about Chicago transit is that all kinds of people from different walks of life—sometimes different planets—are huddled together in one small car, all just trying to get someplace. We've documented the 19 people you'll see on the CTA, but the Facebook page People of the CTA does one better: Every damn day, it posts shots of characters encountered on our trains and busses, people who probably should have just stayed home that day. Our People of the CTA friends were kind enough to sift through all of those alarming, funny, confounding photos and choose the eight best of the year. Enjoy.

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