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Sri Lankan policemen stand next to their new motorcycles at a ceremony in Colombo, marking the official distribution of 279 high-powered units to traffic constables across the country
An anti-government protester stands on Victory Monument as thousands of demonstrators gather for a rally in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters took over key intersections in the capital on Monday, halting much of the traffic into Bangkok’s central business district as part of a campaign to thwart elections and overthrow the prime minister. Read more
An aerial view of evening traffic in Shanghai. China’s auto sales smashed through the 20m mark last year, growing nearly 14% and extending its lead as the world’s biggest car market, an industry group said on Thursday
As the BART transit system entered its fourth day of strikes, traffic slows on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, as San Francisco Bay Area commuters started the new working week on Monday with gridlocked roads and long lines for buses and ferries. At the same time, federal investigators were searching for clues to a weekend train crash that killed two workers.
A traffic policeman signals to drivers during a smoggy day in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province. The second day of heavy smog forced the closure of schools and highways on Monday, according to Xinhua News Agency.
Traffic policemen check the documents of a motorist near a graffiti against police brutality in Male, Maldives. Read more
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Pedestrians make their way along a flooded road while vehicles make slow progress in heavy traffic on Thursday in Yangon, Myanmar. Read more
Vehicles queue in rush hour traffic on Guomao Bridge in Beijing on Thursday. Eight more cities in China, the world’s biggest auto market, are likely to announce policies restricting new vehicle purchases, an official at the automakers association said, as Beijing tries to control air pollution
A Bangladeshi woman and her husband negotiate around the heavy traffic in Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Filipino students ride a motorbike from school after the first day of a new school year at a public elementary school in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines on Monday. Read more