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A passenger sleeps along with her children at a railway station on a hot summer day in Allahabad...A passenger sleeps along with her children at a railway station on a hot summer day in Allahabad, India, May 26, 2015. Temperature in Allahabad on Tuesday is expected to reach 46.4 degree Celsius (115.5 degree Fahrenheit), according to India's metrological department website. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A passenger sleeps along with her children at a railway station on a hot summer’s day in Allahabad, India

Passengers travel on an overcrowded train on the outskirts of New Delhi...Passengers travel on an overcrowded train on the outskirts of New Delhi February 26, 2015. India will increase investment in its overloaded railway network to 8.5 trillion rupees ($137 billion) over the next five years, the government said on Thursday, promising to modernise existing tracks and introduce faster trains. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT POLITICS)

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Passengers on a train on the outskirts of New Delhi. India will increase investment in its overloaded railway network to Rs8.5tn ($137bn) over the next five years, the government said on Thursday. 

People cross a street in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Legislation that will be submitted during the parliamentary session that began Jan. 26, 2015 aims to ensure workers get the rest they need. In a break with past practice, it will become the legal responsibility of employers to ensure workers take their holidays. Japan has been studying such legislation for years. There has been more impetus for change since 2012 as a consensus developed that the health, social and productivity costs of Japanís extreme work ethic were too high. Part of the problem has been that many people fear resentment from co-workers if they take days off, a real concern in a conformist culture that values harmony. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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People cross a street in Tokyo. Legislation that will be submitted during the parliamentary session that began Jan. 26, 2015 aims to ensure workers get the rest they need. In a break with past practice, it will become the legal responsibility of employers to ensure workers take their holidays. Japan has been studying such legislation for years. There has been more impetus for change since 2012 as a consensus developed that the health, social and productivity costs of Japan’s extreme work ethic were too high. Part of the problem has been that many people fear resentment from co-workers if they take days off, a real concern in a conformist culture that values harmony. 

Indian railway passengers without reserv...Indian railway passengers without reservations wait in line to board a train at the railway station in New Delhi on July 3, 2014.   Indian  Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda will present the new railway budget in parliament on July 8,  the country's largest employer with some 1.4 million people on its payroll and which runs 11,000 passenger and freight trains and carries 19 million people daily.    AFP  PHOTO/RAVEENDRANRAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian railway passengers without reservations wait to board a train at New Delhi railway station. India’s railway minister Sadananda Gowda will present the new budget in parliament on July 8. India’s railway is the country’s largest employer with 1.4m people on its payroll 

Passengers walk at a square of Zhengzhou East Railway Station in Zhengzhou...Passengers walk at a square of Zhengzhou East Railway Station in Zhengzhou, Henan province, February 17, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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Passengers walk at a square of Zhengzhou East Railway Station in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China 

A school boy walks past a street mural depicting a school bus and students in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur...A school boy walks past a street mural depicting a school bus and students in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur January 2, 2014. Malaysia begins the first day of the new school year of 2014 on January 2. REUTERS/Samsul Said

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A schoolboy walks past a street mural depicting a school bus and students in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia begins the first day of the new school year of 2014. 

King's Cross Station Square ...EDITORIAL USE ONLY One of 15  living statues that greeted commuters this morning to mark the opening of the newly redeveloped Kingís Cross Square in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 26, 2013. The 15 familiar faces from Londonís street performing scene were brought together to mark the completion of Network Railís £550m redevelopment of King's Cross station ñ in the largest ever gathering of ëliving statuesí in the UK.

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One of 15 living statues that greeted commuters this morning to mark the opening of the newly redeveloped King’s Cross Square in central London. The 15 familiar faces from London’s street performing scene were brought together to mark the completion of Network Rail’s £550m redevelopment of King’s Cross station.

Afghans travel on a bus, on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.

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Afghans travel on a bus, on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday

Commuters Traveling To Work As Economy Struggles...Passengers hold onto handles as they ride on a train during the morning rush hour in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. Indiaís biggest stock-market swings in 16 months are poised to continue, boosting options prices as the prospect of reduced Federal Reserve stimulus spurs further weakness in the rupee, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

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Passengers hold on to handles as they ride on a train during the morning rush hour in Mumbai, India. India’s biggest stock market swings in 16 months are poised to continue, boosting options prices as the prospect of reduced Fed stimulus spurs further weakness in the rupee, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co 

A Sri Lankan ethnic Tamil man rides his children to a school in a morning in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, June 19, 2013.

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A father rides his children to school in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Indians wait at a bus stop in front of an advertisement for the city of Delhi in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, June 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

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Indians wait at a bus stop in front of an advertisement for the city of Delhi in New Delhi, India on Tuesday