TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY Frankie TAGGART " 'Swift chariots of democracy': all aboard Washington's secret subway"
Capitol Hill staffers walk through the Senate subway at the US Capitol on September 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. - Frequented by future presidents, Supreme Court justices and even the occasional movie star, it is the daily transport of choice for some of the world's most powerful movers and shakers -- yet few Americans know it exists. The Capitol Subway System underneath the US Congress has been transporting Washington's lawmakers and their aides from the Senate and House chambers to their office buildings a few blocks away away for more than a century. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP)