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A vendor sells vegetables along a street in downtown Hanoi, as Vietnamese prepare to celebrate the Lunar New Year
A customer asks for the price of a bittergourd at Duri market on a railway track in Jakarta, on Friday
Chinese vendors pile squash to sell at a local food market on Wednesday in Beijing, China. China’s inflation rate rose 1.6 percent in September, falling short of expectations of a 1.8 percent increase
Indian labourers unload onions for sorting at Mundera wholesale market in Allahabad on Wednesday. The cost of India’s most staple vegetable has soared in the last month
A man and his cart loaded with sacks of vegetables near the Afghan border in Chaman, Pakistan on Friday. The merchants wait for clearance to cross into Afghanistan with their goods
An ethnic Khasi farmer harvests cabbages in Smith village on the outskirts of Shillong city, the capital of the Meghalaya state in India. Agriculture is the main occupation of the Khasi people, who mostly live in the north-eastern state