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Watch this animation showing how many planes fly over London in 24 hours

Isabelle Aron

When things reached desperate times during the tube strike, you might have wondered whether flying to work was a feasible option. But it turns out the traffic is just as bad in the sky as it is on the roads. The National Air Traffic Services – the traffic wardens of the skies – have created this animation that shows a staggering 3,000 planes flying over London during a single day. Fascinating stuff, and also kind of hypnotic to watch. 

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