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The London tube strike is bringing out the best (worst) in people

When you can't get to work, that gives you more time to take pictures and post them on the internet. Thank god.

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Commuters crowd on to a tube at Oxford Street station on Feb. 5, 2014, in London. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

There's nothing like a public transportation strike to bring a city together.

Like, literally. Everyone's standing together on train platforms in London because the tube isn't running.

London Underground workers began a series of strikes on Wednesday over plans to close ticket offices on the subway train system.

Prime Minister David Cameron has branded the strikes as "shameful." The 4 million people affected by the strike have called it some other words too.

The London Times is collecting photos of the transport misery — which could last until the strike ends on Thursday evening — on Facebook.

The #tubestrike hashtag on Twitter and Instagram is full of gripes, wisecracks and photos of strangers getting closer than they ever imagined.

Here are some greatest hits:


These photos of "updated" public message boards are almost certainly hoaxes, but of course that is stopping no one from sharing.