A street vendor is seen pulling his cart packed with stuffed animals along a street in Shanghai. China’s growth slipped to a new seven-year low of 6.6 percent in the second quarter, according to a survey of economists by AFP, despite government efforts to spur activity in the world’s second-largest economy
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A vendor eats her meal near busts of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong for sale at a curio market in Beijing, China today.
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A vendor sells vegetables along a street in downtown Hanoi, as Vietnamese prepare to celebrate the Lunar New Year
A street food vendor walks in front of a colorful graffiti in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand’s economy is forecast to grow at 3.7 percent in 2016 revised down from earlier projected of 3.8 percent driven by the private consumption and investment as well as government stimulus measures and billion-dollar investment in infrastructure project, according to the Fiscal Policy Office.
An Afghan vendor display fish for sale along the Kabul-Jalalabad highway in Sorubi district of Kabul, Afghanistan
A vendor of used magazines sleeps along a street in Manila on Monday
A Haitian woman sells water at the Haitian-Dominican border, in Malpasse
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A local resident reads a newspaper next to a vendor selling potatoes and onions at a slum area in Kolkata, India on Friday
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A watch and clock vendor sits in his shop in Seoul, South Korea.
A local vendor carries beach merchandise at the Black Sea beach resort Ureki, Georgia.
A vendor sells teddy bears and other soft toys in the streets of Granada, Nicaragua
A vendor works at his stall next to piles of rubble and debris from destroyed and damaged temples and shrines at Durbar Square in Lalitpur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
A vendor ties newspapers on his bicycle early in the morning in New Delhi, India on Friday
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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.