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A worker prepares beef carcasses, certified as Kobe beef by the Kobe Beef Marketing and Distribution Promotion Association using its trademark "Japanese chrysanthemum" stamp.

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A worker attempts to marshal a row of carcasses that have been certified as Kobe beef by the Kobe Beef Marketing and Distribution Promotion Association using its trademark “Japanese chrysanthemum” stamp

A wholesale food merchant places price tags on produce in Bangalore, India..

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A wholesale food merchant prices up his wares at a market in Bangalore, India. The country’s finance minister insisted on Tuesday that the government could afford a vast new food programme for the poor despite growing concern about public finances that drove the rupee to a new record low