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A Palestinian vendor gestures as she displays sheep for customers at a livestock market ahead of Eid-al-Adha in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday
A woman sells a portrait of China’s late chairman Mao Zedong at a busy street in Shanghai
A vendor loads roasted corn on to a handcart in Lahore, Pakistan. The country is gripped by a chronic energy crisis that has put a brake on industrial productivity, and is struggling to control inflation, currently at 8.6 per cent
A trader arranges charcoal inside sacks along a street near the main Baraka market in Mogadishu
A watermelon vendor takes a nap while waiting for customers during a hot day in Beijing
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A street vendor walks with her goods in a street in Hanoi, Vietnam. According to a report released by the World Bank recently, Vietnam’s economic growth is predicted to rise of 5.5 percent in 2014.
An Afghan balloon seller walks along a street in Kabul. About 9m Afghans, or 36% of the population, are living in ‘absolute poverty’ while another 37% t live barely above the poverty line, according to a UN report.
A vendor smokes a cigarette in front of sacks of potatoes piled up on a truck at a wholesale market in Taiyuan, Shanxi province. China’s consumer inflation remained at a seven-month low in January while factory gate prices fell for a 23rd consecutive month, broadly in line with market expectations and with other recent data showing economic weakness, and indicating no change in the central bank’s policy stance.
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
A balloon vendor walks through a cold and foggy morning in Lahore, Pakistan. Fog in Punjab and other parts of the country has badly affected flight and rail schedules