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Train engines stand idle at a railway marshalling yard in Seevetal, Germany on Wednesday. Germany's train drivers' union 'Gewerkschaft Deutscher Lokomotivfuehrer (GDL)', has announced to go forward with the longest strike in the 20-year history of the Deutsche Bahn. The strike announcement on 04 November triggered condemnation from both business and political leaders. Strike actions are planned to last from Wednesday 05 November to Monday 10 November 2014.

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Train engines stand idle at a railway marshalling yard in Seevetal, Germany on Wednesday. Germany’s train drivers’ union ‘Gewerkschaft Deutscher Lokomotivfuehrer (GDL)’ announced the longest strike in the 20-year history of the Deutsche Bahn. Strike actions are planned to last until next Monday

An Indian woman carries cow dung to prepare cow dung cake on the outskirts of Allahabad, India, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Cow dung cakes are popularly used as fuel for cooking in rural India.

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An Indian woman carries cow dung to prepare cow dung cake on the outskirts of Allahabad, India on Wednesday. Cow dung cakes are popularly used as fuel for cooking in rural areas

Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard in front of wagons containing the remains of victims from the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, at a railway station in the eastern Ukrainian town of Torez on July 21, 2014. The head of a Dutch forensic team said on Monday a train, carrying the remains of victims from the Malaysian airliner crash, should set off later on Monday to a place where "we can do our work". AFP PHOTO/ BULENT KILICBULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

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Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard in front of wagons containing the remains of victims from the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, at a railway station in the eastern Ukrainian town of Torez on Monday. The head of a Dutch forensic team said on Monday a train, carrying the remains of victims from the Malaysian airliner crash, should set off later on Monday to a place where “we can do our work” 

Passengers travel on an overcrowded train at Loni town in Uttar Pradesh...Passengers travel on an overcrowded train at Loni town in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh July 8, 2014. On Tuesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government will unveil its maiden railways budget, with expectations high that he will offer bold plans to improve the service - a lifeline for 23 million Indians every day.

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Passengers travel on a train at Loni town in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. India is to open up its sprawling colonial-era railway network to private investors in one of recently elected premier Narendra Modi’s first moves to meet election promises of boosting economic growth in the subcontinent.

A man washes his face using a pipe that supplies water to trains at a railway station on a hot summer day in the northern Indian city of Allahabad

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A man washes his face using a pipe that supplies water to trains at a railway station on a hot summer day in the northern Indian city of Allahabad, on Monday

An Indian man stands at the doorway of a train at a railway station in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, May 14, 2014.  Indian railway network is one of the world's largest, with some 14 million passengers daily and some 64,000 kilometers (40,000 miles) of railway track cut through some of the most densely populated cities. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

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An Indian man stands at the doorway of a train at a railway station in New Delhi, India. Indian railway network is one of the world’s largest, with some 14 million passengers daily and some 64,000 kilometers (40,000 miles) of railway track cut through some of the most densely populated cities 

Women dressed up as a witches are silhouetted as they travels on a HSB light railway through the Harz mountains...Women dressed up as a witches are silhouetted as they travels on a HSB light railway through the Harz mountains to celebrate the Walpurgisnacht pagan festival, April 30, 2014. Legend has it that on Walpurgisnacht or May Eve, witches fly their broomsticks to meet the devil at the summit of the Brocken Mountain in Harz. In towns and villages scattered throughout the mountain region, locals make bonfires, dress in devil or witches costumes and dance into the new month of May. Picture taken April 30, 2014.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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Women dressed as witches travel on an HSB light railway train through the Harz mountains to celebrate the Walpurgisnacht pagan festival. Legend has it that on Walpurgisnacht, or May eve, witches fly their broomsticks to meet the devil at the summit of the Brocken, the highest peak of the Harz range, Germany.

Train derailment in India leaves 45 passengers injured

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The derailed engine and carriages of the BG Express Train at Ajuri station near Morigaon district in Assam state, India, on Wednesday

People hang onto a crowded local passenger train as they travel to Colombo.

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People hang on to a crowded local passenger train as they travel to Colombo

Passengers walk at a square of Zhengzhou East Railway Station in Zhengzhou...Passengers walk at a square of Zhengzhou East Railway Station in Zhengzhou, Henan province, February 17, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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Passengers walk at a square of Zhengzhou East Railway Station in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China 

A man takes part in the annual No Pants Subway Ride in New York

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A passenger takes part in the annual No Pants Subway Ride in New York on Sunday. The event started in 2002 in New York and has spread to 60 cities in 25 countries.

Mona, an Iranian girl, sells fortune papers in a subway in Tehran, Iran, 07 January 2014. International sanctions against Iran in connection with the country's controversial nuclear programmes have led the country into an economic crisis, forcing even children helping out their families as street vendors.

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Mona sells fortune papers in a subway in Tehran, Iran. The country’s economic crisis has forced many children into work to help their families

Crossrail construction...One of the Crossrail tunnels under construction 35 metres below the streets of Whitechapel, east London, which has proved to be one of the most challenging and impressive sites in the whole Crossrail project, and will be part of the 38 station route from Maidenhead Royal Berkshire in the west to Shenfield in Essex in the east. PRESS ASSOCIATION photo. picture date: Wednesday December 18, 2013. Photo credit should read; John Stillwell/PA Wire

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A Crossrail tunnel under construction 35 metres below the streets of Whitechapel, east London, one of the most challenging sites in the Crossrail project. The completed service will run from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. Construction is expected to be completed in 2017, with services running in 2018. 

Train hits fuel truck in Indonesia

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Emergency rescuers tend to a trapped victim inside a commuter train in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday. The train ploughed into a truck carrying petrol, killing at least seven people and injuring more than 60.

Women push themselves into a train carriage at Sudimara train station

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Women push themselves into a train carriage at Sudimara train station on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, on Friday

Commuters Traveling To Work As Economy Struggles...Passengers hold onto handles as they ride on a train during the morning rush hour in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. Indiaís biggest stock-market swings in 16 months are poised to continue, boosting options prices as the prospect of reduced Federal Reserve stimulus spurs further weakness in the rupee, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

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Passengers hold on to handles as they ride on a train during the morning rush hour in Mumbai, India. India’s biggest stock market swings in 16 months are poised to continue, boosting options prices as the prospect of reduced Fed stimulus spurs further weakness in the rupee, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co 

derailed cars at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela.

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Derailed carriages at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela. At least 78 people died and 131 were injured when a train derailed in Galicia in northwestern Spain on Wednesday.

The remains of the runaway fuel train that exploded in a deadly ball of flames in the center of  Lac Megantic, Quebec.

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The remains of the runaway fuel train that exploded in a deadly ball of flames in the center of Lac Megantic, Quebec in Canada.

A child looks out from a train window be...A child looks out from a train window before leaving the Hefei railway station in Hefei, north China's Anhui province on July 1, 2013. China's summer travel peak starts on July 1, as railway systems serve an increasing number of passengers including students and tourists.

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A child looks out from a train window before leaving Hefei railway station in Anhui, a province in north China. The peak summer travel period starts on Monday, with railway systems serving an increasing number of passengers including students and tourists 

An Indian commuter pours water over his head to cool off as young children watch from a window at a railway station in Allahabad, India, Monday, May 20, 2013. Most of north India has been reeling under heat wave conditions with temperature soaring to over 46 degree Celsius (115 degrees Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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An Indian commuter pours water over his head to cool off as young children watch from a window at a railway station in Allahabad, India on Monday. Most of north India has been reeling under heat wave conditions with temperature soaring to over 46 degree Celsius (115 degrees Fahrenheit)