Food

A woman prepares food at a restaurant in a back lane in downtown Bangkok

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A woman prepares food at a restaurant in a back lane in downtown Bangkok. Thailand’s economy shrunk 0.6 per cent year on year in January-March, data showed on Monday, as the country’s political crisis battered consumer confidence and frightened off tourists.

Residents receive food aid at the besieged al-Yarmouk camp, south of Damascus, March 18, 2014, in this handout released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters

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Residents receive food aid at the besieged al-Yarmouk camp, south of Damascus in this handout released by Syria‘s national news agency SANA. Read more

Typhoon victims queue for free food at an evacuation centre in Tacloban city in central Philippines February 13, 2014. Homeless residents are still living in tents and makeshift shelters in evacuation centres nearly 100 days after super Typhoon Haiyan hit central Philippines, local officials said.

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Typhoon victims queue for food at an evacuation centre in Tacloban city in central Philippines on Thursday. Thousands of people made homeless by the super Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the central part of the country nearly 100 days ago, are still living in tents and makeshift shelters.

Typhoon survivors jostle to beg for plastic bags of food relief along a road Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines.  Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard Nov. 8, leaving a wide swath of destruction.

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Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan jostle for plastic bags of food along a road in Tacloban city, central Philippines. The typhoon, one of the most powerful on record, hit the country’s eastern seaboard on November 8.

Typhoon Haiyan aftermath...epa03966913 Filipino young typhoon victims ask for help in the super typhoon devastated city of Palo, Leyte province, Philippines,  27 November 2013. The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has increased to 5,500, with 1,757 people still missing, the national disaster relief agency said 27 November. Authorities fear the number of fatalities will increase since emergency workers were retrieving more bodies as they cleared debris.More than 3.5 million people were displaced by the typhoon, which slammed into the eastern Philippines with record winds of more than 300 kilometres per hour on November 8. The disaster relief agency said more than 26,000 people were injured, while more than 1 million homes were destroyed. Damage to infrastructure and agriculture was estimated at more than 24.53 billion pesos (570.46 million dollars), it added.

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Young Typhoon Haiyan survivors ask for help in Palo, Philippines Read more

Guests gather at dinner tables set up with the Marina Bay Sands and the financial skyline as a backdrop, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at the Marina Barrage in Singapore. Diner en Blanc or "White Dinner" which started in Paris 25 years ago, is into its second year in Singapore. The guests are expected to dress in only white and bring their own food, tables and chairs for a fine dining flash mob style gathering in a secret location made known to them only minutes before the event.

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Guests dressed in white gather at the Marina Barrage dam in Singapore for Diner en Blanc, an event that started in Paris 25 years ago and is in its second year in Singapore. Diners bring their own food, tables and chairs for the flash-mob style gathering, the location of which is made known to them just minutes before the event. Marina Bay Sands and the financial skyline are in the background.

People walk past a sausage stand at the food expo Anuga in Cologne, Germany. Around 6,800 exhibitors from 98 countries will take part in the food industry trade fair from 5th to 9th October.

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A sausage stand at the Anuga food expo in Cologne, Germany. Around 6,800 exhibitors from 98 countries will take part in the industry trade fair, from October 5-9.

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

Roadside vendors sell delicacies prepared for breaking in Allahabad, India

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Roadside vendors sell delicacies prepared for breakfast, in Allahabad, India Read more

A Muslim trader attends to her customer at a market ahead of Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Malaysia's northeastern town of Kota Bharu.

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A Muslim trader attends to her customer at a market ahead of Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Kota Bharu, a town in northeastern Malaysia.