WATCH: Timelapse of U.S. Aircraft Carrier Crossing the New Suez Canal

The USS Theodore Roosevelt crosses the newly expanded Suez Canal for the first time.

Watch the U.S. supercarrier USS Theodore Roosevelt traverse the newly expanded Suez Canal for the first time. Upon entering office, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi ordered the canal be expanded to allow for two large vessels to cross in both directions simultaneously.

The old Suez Canal, left, and new, right, in Ismailia, Egypt, August 6, 2015.
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