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Syrian refugees who have found asylum in Germany are trained by instructors of the German army Bundeswehr at the launch of a program to train Syrians in construction on September 1, 2016 in Ingolstadt, Germany. The program is aimed at helping those who will perhaps one day return to Syria to help in the war-torn country's reconstruction, but also to give them training to help them find jobs in the construction sector in Germany. Syrians were the biggest national group to arrive in Germany among the one million refugees and migrants who arrived in Germany last year.  (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images,)

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Syrian refugees who have found asylum in Germany are at the launch of a program to train Syrians in construction at the education centre of the engineer forces of the German army Bundeswehr in Ingolstadt. The program is aimed at helping those who will perhaps one day return to Syria to help in the war-torn country’s reconstruction, but also to give them training to help them find jobs in the construction sector in Germany.

TOPSHOT - French riot police officers stand guard after receiving some paint on their uniform, during a demonstration to protest against the government's labour reform on May 19, 2016 in Bordeaux.  France was disrupted by a third straight day of strikes and demonstrations on May 19 as the prime minister called for protesters who torched a police car to face "harsh" punishment. The labour reforms have sparked two months of protests on France's streets, drawing 68,000 nationwide on Tuesday, police said, while organisers put the turnout at 220,000

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French riot police officers stand guard after receiving some paint on their uniform, during a demonstration to protest against the government’s labour reform today in Bordeaux. France was disrupted by a third straight day of strikes and demonstrations as the prime minister called for protesters who torched a police car to face “harsh” punishment. The labour reforms have sparked two months of protests on France’s streets, drawing 68,000 nationwide on Tuesday, police said, while organisers put the turnout at 220,000.

Palestinian boy Sabri Attalah, 17, works at a pottery workshop in Gaza City March 21, 2016. Attalah, who works along with his family members at their workshop, earns around 25 Shekels ($6.4) per working day. The boy, who quit school, hoped to be a design engineer.

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Palestinian boy Sabri Attalah, 17, works at a pottery workshop in Gaza City March 21, 2016. Attalah, who works along with his family members at their workshop, earns around 25 Shekels ($6.4) per working day. The boy, who quit school, hoped to be a design engineer.

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Robert Bushell, Captain of the MBNA Thames Clippers which ferries commuters and tourists up and down the river Thames, London. Bushell finds the morning shifts a struggle, especially the earliest which requires waking up at 2.30am to arrive at 4am. But once out of bed, he likes being out on the river so early. “It’€™s really peaceful he says, aside from the occasional tugboat or engineer surveying and repairing the bridges”. View the full photo story about the people who work on the river. 

A migrant labourer sits on a handcart along a roadside in the old quarters of Delhi August 8, 2014.

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A migrant labourer sits on a handcart along a roadside in the old quarters of Delhi on Friday

Afghan children weave a carpet at a traditional carpet factory in Herat.

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Afghan children weave a carpet at a traditional carpet factory in Herat.

Matthew Giarmo of Alexandria, Virginia, who lost his contract job with the Department of Health and Human Services in 2012, holds up a sign seeking a job with a lower salary than he would normally ask on a street corner October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC. With his wife furloughed from her job at the Smithsonian Institution due to the U.S. government shutdown, Giarmo, who has a Ph.D. in social-personality psychology, said he had no choice but to stand on the street to find work.

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Matthew Giarmo of Alexandria, Virginia, who lost his contract job with the Department of Health and Human Services in 2012, holds up a sign seeking a job with a lower salary than he would normally ask on a street corner in Washington, DC. With his wife furloughed from her job at the Smithsonian Institution due to the U.S. government shutdown, Giarmo, who has a Ph.D. in social-personality psychology, said he had no choice but to stand on the street to find work.

Palestinian Mohammed Jundeya, 17, poses for a photograph in a car repair garage in Gaza City May 30, 2013.  Jundeya left school to work as an apprentice in the garage so that he could support his family's income. Apprentice mechanics earn around $100 per month, garage owners said.

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Palestinian teenager Jundeya in the car repair garage where he is an apprentice in Gaza City on Thursday. Jundeya left school to work in the garage so that he could support his family’s income. Apprentice mechanics earn around $100 per month, garage owners say. 

Bangladeshi rescuers retrieve garment wo...Bangladeshi rescuers retrieve garment worker Reshma from the rubble of a collapsed building in Savar on May 10, 2013, seventeen days after the eight-storey building collapsed.  The death toll from last month's collapse of a garment factory complex in Bangladesh rose past 1,000 as piles of bodies were found in the ruins of a stairwell where victims had sought shelter. AFP PHOTO/STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

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Bangladeshi workers rescue garment worker Reshma from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza in Savar on Friday, 17 days after the eight-storey building collapsed. The death toll from last month’s garment factory complex disaster has risen past 1,000, as piles of bodies were found in the ruins of a stairwell where victims had sought shelter.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09:  A woven willow installation called Spatial Place is displayed at the Collect art fair at Saatchi Gallery on May 9, 2013 in London, England. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year the Collect international art fair for contemporary objects, brings together galleries representing the work of numerous artists. Thirty two galleries and eleven Project Space artists will come together in the Saatchi Gallery from 10-13th May 2013.

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A woven willow installation called ‘Spatial Place’ by artist Laura Ellen Bacon is displayed at the Collect art fair at Saatchi Gallery on Thursday in London. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the art fair for contemporary objects runs from May 10-13 and brings together works from 32 galleries and 11 Project Space artists. 

General Views Of Business And Economy As Philippines Beats Indonesia in Gaining S&P Investment Grade...Construction workers labor on the roof of a building in the Fort Bonifacio district of Manila, the Philippines, on Monday, May 6, 2013. The Philippines beat Indonesia to win an investment grade from Standard & Poor's last week as President Benigno Aquino outshines Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in improving government finances and spurring growth. Photographer: Julian Abram Wainwright/Bloomberg

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Construction workers labour on the roof of a building in the Fort Bonifacio district of Manila, the Philippines. The Philippines beat Indonesia to win an investment grade from Standard & Poor’s last week as President Benigno Aquino outshines Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in improving government finances and spurring growth.