Construction cranes are reflected in mirrors at a company compound in Tokyo
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Myanmar’s day labourers unload sand from a ship as they work at a construction site on Wednesday in Yangon, Myanmar
A ragpicker walks past a poster showing Beijing’s central business district next to the China Central Television (CCTV) building outside a construction site in Beijing
Workers set up a scaffolding on a building site in Shanghai. Concerns over China’s economy, a key driver of global growth, have intensified following recent lacklustre data, with economists calling for authorities to take further action to kick-start growth.
Graffiti depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel and text reading “Money kills Morals” is sprayed on a fence surrounding the construction site for the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt
Crossrail construction workers on the Connaught tunnel below the Royal Docks in east London. Derelict since 2006 when rail services stopped using the route, works are taking place to deepen, strengthen and widen the structure to ensure that is ready for the arrival of crossrail trains, from 2018 up to 12 trains an hour in each direction will run through the tunnel first built in 1878 linking Woolwich to Custom House, Canary Wharf and Central London.
Palestinian children play with concrete pipes in Gaza City on Tuesday.
Workers unload angle irons used in building construction in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
A worker inspects the first completed section of London’s new Crossrail tunnel, which will provide new train links across the UK capital to Heathrow airport. Tunnelling machine Phyllis completed the 6.8km section between Royal Oak in the west and central Farringdon after 18 months of work. Crossrail, Europe’s largest construction project, is expected to be finished in 2019.
Female workers transport construction materials as they walk past an advertisement for a luxury brand at a shopping district in Beijing.
A man talks on his mobile phone outside a construction site in central Beijing.
A man makes construction bricks from mud at one of several refugee settlements in Dadaab, Garissa County, northeastern Kenya.
Workers wait to enter a construction site early in the morning on Thursday near an advertisement urging people to protect environment, in Beijing.
Labourers work to erect a temporary structure for an event in Ahmadabad, India, on Thursday.
Construction workers wear face masks to protect them from a heavy smoke haze, as they perform morning exercises at the start of their shift in Singapore on Thursday. The city state’s air quality deteriorated to “hazardous” levels late on Wednesday as it was enveloped in smoke from slash-and-burn land clearing in Indonesia, which has inflamed tensions between the Southeast Asian neighbours.
Graffiti depicting Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and Mario Draghi, European Central Bank president, on the fence around the construction site of the ECB’s new building in Frankfurt, which made headlines last month for its critical take on the handling of the eurozone crisis. The headquarters will be finished in 2014.
A group of Chinese workers chat on the roof of a building at a construction site in Beijing on Monday.
A worker checks the steel reinforcement bars at a construction site in Manila on Wednesday. Across the country, more than 850,000 sq m (9.1m sq ft) of office space and 14,000 residential units were reported to enter the market in 2012, according to a 2012 report by property consultants CBRE Philippines
Construction workers labour on the roof of a building in the Fort Bonifacio district of Manila, the Philippines. The Philippines beat Indonesia to win an investment grade from Standard & Poor’s last week as President Benigno Aquino outshines Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in improving government finances and spurring growth.
Visitors high in the sky and a crane site at the booth of the German company Liebherr at Bauma, the International Trade Fair in Munich, southern Germany, on April 18, 2013. More than 3.400 exhibitors from 57 countries shows their newest products during the great trade fair until April 21, 2013.