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A man picks up metal scraps from a burnt out car outside the Jeppies Hostle, in the Jeppestown area of Johannesburg, on Friday. Twelve people were arrested overnight as anti-foreigner attacks in South Africa spread to parts of downtown Johannesburg
An Iraqi craftsman prepares to heat up metal at a workshop in a market in Baghdad on Tuesday
Workers chat while they break up part of an old ship for scrap metal near Tanjung Priok port, Indonesia’s largest seaport, in Jakarta
A worker operates in the blast furnace at ArcelorMittal‘s steel plant in Ostrava, Czech Republic. ArcelorMittal, the world’s biggest steelmaker, said shipments of the metal would rise 1 per cent to 2 per cent this year compared with an earlier forecast in May of 2 per cent.
People lift weights as they train at the Kachalka outdoor gym on the banks of the river Dniper in Kiev. The impromptu gym, established in the 1970s and now containing about 200 makeshift training machines mostly made from scrap metal, has enjoyed popularity with inhabitants of the Ukrainian capital for more than 40 years.