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A member of the Iraqi government forces smokes a cigarette as they rest in the village of al-Khuwayn, south of Mosul, after recapturing it from Islamic State (IS) in part of an ongoing operation to tighten the noose around Mosul and reclaim the last major Iraqi city under IS control. Photo Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images
Azalea, whose Korean name is “Dallae”, a 19-year-old female chimpanzee, smokes a cigarette at the Central Zoo in Pyongyang, North Korea. According to officials at the newly renovated zoo, which has become a favourite leisure spot in the North Korean capital since it was re-opened in July, the chimpanzee smokes about a pack a day. They insist, however, that she does not inhale. Photo Wong Maye-E/AP.
A worker stands on scaffolding in front of a giant poster for World No Tobacco Day in Beijing, China
Sales staff exhaling vapour while demonstrating an electronic cigarette product at the Beijing International Vapor Distribution Alliance Expo, or the Vape China Expo, at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing
Members of a music band smoke cigarettes on a bench as they take a break, in Kunming, Yunnan province, China, on Wednesday. China is set to raise the wholesale tax rate for cigarettes to 11 percent from 5 percent, the Ministry of Finance said in early May, in a move to deter smokers in the world’s biggest maker and consumer of tobacco.
A vendor smokes a cigarette in front of sacks of potatoes piled up on a truck at a wholesale market in Taiyuan, Shanxi province. China’s consumer inflation remained at a seven-month low in January while factory gate prices fell for a 23rd consecutive month, broadly in line with market expectations and with other recent data showing economic weakness, and indicating no change in the central bank’s policy stance.
Ali Fuat Kalkan, a former Turkish screenwriter, enjoys his evening cigarette as he sits in a small alleyway in downtown Istanbul, Turkey.