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Tin toy bus, Palugama, Sri Lanka, about 1980

The tin bus from Sri Lanka was made as a child’s toy. People in many countries use buses to get around. Some may be painted in bright colours or with patterns and pictures. Buses are often a cheap way to travel and they are sometimes very crowded. Most countries have single deck buses, like this toy. A double-decker bus can take more people, and so can a ‘bendy’ articulated bus.

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