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taking substrings of a string

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Last Modified: 2013-05-18
Why this little code doesn't work?I want to take a string and then assign substrings to another string.
#include <iostream>
#include <string>
using namespace std;
int main()
string x = "ALERT";

string y = x[0] + x[1];   
cout << y;    //PRINT AL
return 0;

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