A Palestinian starts to demolish his home to carry out an Israeli court order which ruled that the house was built without a municipality permit, in the Arab east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Shuafat. Many Palestinians end up demolishing their homes themselves to avoid the high cost of paying for Israeli government bulldozers, or being sent to prison for not being able to pay.
A man talks on his mobile phone outside a construction site in central Beijing.
A man rides his bicycle past a partially demolished building in the middle of a street next to residential construction sites in Xi’an, China. A family of seven still lived in the three-storey building without electricity or water after a demolition project in the region took place in 2010.
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Morning sunlight illuminates a part of the community along the creek in P. Casal district in Manila, Philippines. Read more
Residents of the “Vinzirast Mittendrin” house are pictured in Vienna. The photo montage shows the portraits of the first residents of the Vinzirast Mittendrin housing project in the stairwell of the building in Vienna, Austria. Read more
A Rohingya boy wraps himself with a sarong as he walks in the rain at a makeshift camp for displaced Rohingya people in Sittwe, northwestern Rakhine, Myanmar, ahead of Cyclone Mahasen. The UN said the cyclone, expected later this week, could swamp makeshift housing camps sheltering tens of thousands of Rohingya.