Construction

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.

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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 January 28, 2014.

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Palestinian children play with concrete pipes in Gaza City on Tuesday.

Workers unload angle irons used in building construction in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Workers unload angle irons used in building construction in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Crossrail construction...Crossrail worker Sam Agyeman, inspects the first completed section of Crossrail tunnel, after tunnelling machine Phyllis completed the 6.8 kilometre, 18-month journey between Royal Oak and Farringdon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 19, 2013. See PA story TRANSPORT Crossrail. Photo credit should read:

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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

Workers transport construction materials as they walk past an advertisement in Beijing...Women workers transport construction materials as they walk past an advertisement for a luxury brand at a shopping district in Beijing, November 14, 2013.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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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. China's government wants to prevent a bubble from forming and head off unrest if people cannot afford to buy homes. However, it cannot tighten too much as a strong property market has helped offset an economic slowdown. The Chinese characters behind on the gate read, "China".

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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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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 near an advertisement urging people to protect environment, in Beijing on Thursday.

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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.

Indian laborers works to erect a temporary structure for an event in Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, June 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

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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 in Singapore...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 June 20, 2013. Singapore's air quality deteriorated to "hazardous" levels late on Wednesday as smoke from slash-and-burn land clearing in Indonesia enveloped the city-state, inflaming tensions between the Southeast Asian neighbors.     REUTERS/Tim Wimborne   (SINGAPORE - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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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