Foreign News: Boom Town Amidst Rebellion

From 6 a.m. on, the morning air is blue with exhaust fumes and the imprecations of traffic-jammed motorists. A continuous ribbon of new and half-finished apartment houses, new factories, assembly plants and used-car lots flanks the 13-mile road be tween the airport and town. Hotel space is at such a premium that many a visiting industrialist is glad to find a cot in the bathroom of any rooming house. The new boom town: Algiers, a city once chiefly celebrated in romantic French novels for its hauntingly mysterious Casbah and flyspecked poverty.

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