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Two red telephone boxes

A telephone box or phone booth is a public kiosk enclosing a payphone. It is usually an item of street furniture, though some may be inside a building.

United Kingdom telephone boxes were designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and were common in the UK, Malta and Gibraltar. The colour red was chosen to make them easy to spot. Because of the growth of mobile phones, telephone boxes are steadily being removed.

Wallbox in phone kiosk in Warrington, Cheshire, England
A Post box in a telephone box in Warrington, Cheshire, England.
Red telephone boxes behind Young Dancer - Broad Street - London - 240404
K2 red telephone boxes behind Enzo Plazzotta's bronze, "Young Dancer", on Broad Street, Covent Garden, London

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