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A street vendor walks with her goods in a street in Hanoi, Vietnam. According to a report released by the World Bank recently, Vietnam’s economic growth is predicted to rise of 5.5 percent in 2014.
People comfort a relative of one of the victims of a bomb blast in Islamabad, Pakistan. At least 23 people were killed when a bomb ripped through a crowded market in Islamabad on Wednesday, amid a fragile ceasefire between the government and Islamist militants.
A fisherman carries a swordfish on his head from the Indian Ocean to the market in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Monday.
A vendor smokes a cigarette in front of sacks of potatoes piled up on a truck at a wholesale market in Taiyuan, Shanxi province. China’s consumer inflation remained at a seven-month low in January while factory gate prices fell for a 23rd consecutive month, broadly in line with market expectations and with other recent data showing economic weakness, and indicating no change in the central bank’s policy stance.
An Indian man gets a shave from a roadside barber at a market in New Delhi, India
Camel and other livestock sellers and buyers interact during one of the world’s largest cattle fairs in Pushkar, Rajasthan in India. About 50,000 camels are sold, decorated, shaved and raced at the event
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A Rajasthani woman selling household utensils waits for customers at a market in Ahmedabad, India
Afghan men tend their animals at a livestock market set up for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or “feast of sacrifice”, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Muslims all over the world celebrate the three-day Eid al-Adha, which starts on Monday, by sacrificing sheep, goats, cows and camels, to commemorate the Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son, Ismail, on God’s command. Read more
A woman walks past an electronic monitor displaying graphs of Japan’s various stock indices outside a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday. Japanese shares rose, with the Topix index halting three days of losses, as exporters advanced after the yen weakened against the dollar
A man tends to his watermelon stall as he waits for customers at a market in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday