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A man returns to his flat at the end of the work day at a Housing Development Board public housing estate overlooking the financial district skyline in Singapore. Read more

A boy bangs a spoon on a plate as part of a protest rally demanding restoration of the state programme "affordable housing", in front soldiers of volunteer battalion "Donbass" guarding the Ukrainian parliament building during a session in Kiev on July 3, 2014,  to prevent "planned terrorist acts", according to battalion commander Semion Semionchenko. Former policeman who headed Ukraine's VIP bodyguard service, Valeriy Geletey, was nominated by Ukrainain President Petro Poroshenko and confirmed by parliament as the country's new Defence minister on July 3, making him the pointman in the battle against pro-Kremlin seperatists in the east.

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Protesters demand restoration of the state programme of affordable housing, in front of volunteer soldiers of battalion Donbass, as they guard the Ukrainian parliament building in Kiev on Thursday to prevent “planned terrorist acts”, according to battalion commander Semion Semionchenko

A woman hangs a red blanket out of her window in Belgrade on March 14, 2014. Serbs will vote in snap polls on March 16 with the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) tipped to capitalize on a wave of public support after opening membership talks with the European Union. Some 6.7 million voters will elect new deputies for the 250-seat parliament in early legislative elections called by the SNS after Brussels opened accession talks with the Balkan country on January 21.

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A woman hangs a red blanket out of her window in Belgrade, Serbia. Serbs will vote in snap polls on Sunday with the ruling Serbian Progressive party tipped to capitalise on a wave of public support after opening membership talks with the EU

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.

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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. 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.

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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.

Morning sunlight illuminates a prt of the community along the creek in P. Casal district on June 9, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. It has been reported that 105,000 of 580,000 informal settlers in Manila have set up home in disaster prone areas. Recent reports have named the Philippines as Asia's fastest growing economy, however the housing shortage is still a major concern for many of Manila's poorest communities.

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Morning sunlight illuminates a part of the community along the creek in P. Casal district in Manila, PhilippinesRead more

Residents of the house of Vinzirast "Mittendrin" are pictured in Vienna...A combination photo shows the first residents of the 'Vinzirast Mittendrin' housing project, Gereon, Christin, Gerald, Benjamin, Meike, Malamine, Shabi, Christine (clockwise from top L) and project founder Cecily Corty (C) posing for portraits in the stairwell of the building in Vienna May 23, 2013. The 'Vinzirast Mittendrin' housing project, where students and homeless people live and work together, took three years to be realised and is entirely funded by private donations. The ten shared flats with 27 places to sleep and a cafe on the ground floor was opened in May this year in a house which had remained empty for many years. The fixed rent per person is around 300 Euros a month. There is also the possibility of working in the cafe. Picture taken May23.   REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger  (AUSTRIA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)

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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, AustriaRead more

An internally displaced Rohingya boy wraps himself with a sarong as he walks in rain at a makeshift camp for Rohingya people in Sittwe, northwestern Rakhine State, Myanmar, ahead of the arrival of Cyclone Mahasen, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. The U.N. said the cyclone, expected later this week, could swamp makeshift housing camps sheltering tens of thousands of Rohingya.  Myanmar state television reported Monday that 5,158 people were relocated from low-lying camps in Rakhine state to safer shelters. But far more people are considered vulnerable.

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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.