Nepalese laborers work at a brick factory in Bhaktapur, Nepal on Tuesday. Nepal is facing an acute brick crisis after some 40 million houses were damaged and 80 percent of brick kilns were also damaged due to two major earthquakes
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Labourers work at a traditional brick factory in the Arab Mesad district of Helwan, northeast of Cairo
An Indian labourer loads unbaked clay bricks on a horse-drawn cart to deliver them to a brick kiln in Sahibabad on the outskirts of New Delhi on Friday
Artist Nathan Sawaya with one of his exhibits at ‘The Art of the Brick’, an showcase of his Lego sculptures, at the Old Truman Brewery in London.
Aisha 11, carries coal to be used for cooking and heating from a brick-making factory in Jalalabad, Afghanistan
A visitor looks at “Skulls”, an artwork constructed out of 12,444 Lego bricks, during the Art of the Brick exhibition at the Brussels Stock Exchange. The show features large Lego works by US artist Nathan Sawaya and will run until April 21 2014.
A man makes construction bricks from mud at one of several refugee settlements in Dadaab, Garissa County, northeastern Kenya.
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Mahmoud, a 19-year-old construction worker who is paid E£ 30 a day, builds a wall near another featuring graffiti along Mohamed Mahmoud street near Tahrir Square in Cairo. The Egyptian Union of Independent Syndicates, together with workers, political groups and movements that support workers’ rights, will hold rallies on Labour Day on May 1. The graffiti denounces Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi and former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, with the words, “Let them have fun, let them burn”.