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. Read more
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.
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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. Read more
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. Read more