A man stands in a building earmarked for demolition in the Mathare neighbourhood of Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya’s authorities tore down a badly built residential block in the poor Nairobi district on Tuesday, one of more than 250 shoddy buildings that could now face demolition after a six-story structure collapsed this month killing 51 people.
Two silhouetted men walk infront of a bright sunny glass door in a corridor of a German parliament building in Berlin
Turkish police search through the wreckage of a blast damaged building on Thursday in Diyarbakir. Six people died and 39 others were wounded in a car bomb attack blamed on Kurdish rebels that ripped through a police station and an adjacent housing complex for officers and their families in southeastern Turkey
South Korean workers are seen from a crane as they work on the 123rd floor during the framing completion ceremony of the ‘Lotte World Tower’ in Seoul, South Kora, on Tuesday. The building’s exterior was completed in a final height of 550 meters, and 123 floors
An old residential building is seen surrounded by a newly-built ring viaduct, in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China. The building was planned to be demolished, but several units in the building refused to move out as they couldn’t reach a compensation agreement with the authority, local media reported
A businessman stands behind a frosted glass window of a high-rise office in central Tokyo
A man walks past abandoned buildings with ‘for sale’ sign in central Athens, on Wednesday
Men get a shave next to an excavator working at a demolition site in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, China
A window cleaner works on a building in the financial district of Canary Wharf in London
Rescue workers gather around a collapsed building in Makongeni area of Nairobi, Kenya. Several people were feared trapped or dead after a five-storey residential building collapsed early on Wednesday
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Israeli Orthodox jews seen protesting on Wednesday in Jerusalem, Israel. Orthodox jews are protesting the building of a new neighbourhood in Jerusalem, because of fears it will destroy an ancient Jewish tomb at the site
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Rescue workers and civilians search for survivors in the rubble of an eight-story building that collapsed in the Cairo suburb of Matariya, early Tuesday. Police officials say several people were killed
Scaffolding surrounds the U.S. Capitol Building while it undergoes repairs in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday. Republicans roared back in the midterm elections on Tuesday night, capturing control of the Senate from the Democrats
Palestinians look up at the remains of an apartment block that was destroyed by an Israeli air strike overnight in Gaza City on Tuesday
A Palestinian carries his belonging as he walks past a badly damaged residential building after returning to Beit Lahiya, which was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip. Israel pulled its ground forces out of the area on Tuesday and began a 72-hour truce with Hamas mediated by Egypt.
Early morning sunlight is reflected through fog from the top of The Shard building in central London on Wednesday morning
A woman and two children are surrounded by police and municipal security forces during clashes with residents of Borei Keila community in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A building which has been occupied for the last two days has been raided by the Cambodian Security forces who sought to forcibly evict the residents. Early in the morning on Friday, the road leading into Borei Keila was blocked by riot police, military police, and municipal security guards, who had been deployed to remove all of the families which had occupied the building. Over the course of the violent eviction, at least six people were injured, including a woman who was 6 months pregnant.
The Shard building is photographed in London on Thursday.
Workers clean a building in Hong Kong.
Workers unload angle irons used in building construction in Dhaka, Bangladesh.