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An Iraqi craftsman prepares to heat up metal at a workshop in a market in Baghdad on December 2, 2014. The International Monetary Fund said in its October World Economic Outlook that Iraq's gross domestic product is forecast to shrink by 2.7 percent this year, down from the 5.9 percent growth it forecast in April.

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An Iraqi craftsman prepares to heat up metal at a workshop in a market in Baghdad on Tuesday

Pakistani labourers work at an iron factory in Karachi on April 30, 2013, on the eve of International Labour Day. Pakistan has a workforce of around 56 million people among a population of 179 million, according to Pakistan's official figures compiled by the Federal Bureau of Statistics.

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Pakistani labourers work at an iron factory in Karachi on the eve of International Labour Day. Pakistan has a workforce of around 56m people among a population of 179m, according to Pakistan’s official figures compiled by the Federal Bureau of Statistics.