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An Afghan shoe maker works at his shop in Herat, Afghanistan, Tuesday
Afghan laborers work at a charcoal shop in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday. In the winter, prices of wood and charcoal rise among all other necessities for Afghans
A Nepalese man reads a newspaper in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday. Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa visited India for talks to resolve the India-Nepal border impasse which has left the Himalayan nation hobbled by a shortage of fuel and goods
A Syrian boy sits at a tombstone shop at the entrance of a cemetery in Damascus on Wednesday as Muslims prepare to celebrate Eid al-Adha during which they visit the graves of their dead relatives put myrtle, water and renovate their tombstones
A man walks past graffiti painted on a closed shop in the Monastiraki area in central Athens, Greece. Greece faces a last chance to stay in the eurozone on Tuesday when Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras puts proposals to an emergency eurozone summit
Men sit at a fruit stand near a painting of Che Guevara that has been defaced with graffiti in the Petare neighborhood, home to many Colombian immigrants, on the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela
People drink tea at a roadside tea shop on a winter morning in the old quarters in Delhi on Wednesday
An engine from a Grad missile system found after shelling, stands near a damaged shop not far from Donetsk airport in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine
A man brushes his teeth as another reads a newspaper while a Hindu holy man sips tea in the morning in front of a closed shop in Allahabad, India.
A Kashmiri man reads a newspaper during a shutdown in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. Syed Ali Geelani, a separatist leader, had called for a shutdown to protest against the arrests of Kashmiri youths during the Indian general elections in Indian Kashmir.
Titan, a robot created by England’s Cyberstein Robots, walks through Danilovsky market in downtown Moscow, Russia.
Qudrat, who works at a charcoal shop on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday.
A man cleans a spare part at a shop in Colombo’s Panchikawatte Road on Wednesday. The area is frequented by the middle class and is known for shops that stock second-hand spare parts for Japanese and European cars.