A cold rickshaw puller waits for customers in Allahabad, India.
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A young worker carries wood cuts in Peshawar, Pakistan. Fire wood is a big source of domestic fuel in rural Pakistan where during winters, domestic consumers face acute shortage of natural gas.
A labourer takes a break at a coal dump site outside Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan
A child works at a coal mine which collapsed this week, killing about 40 miners and trapping an unknown number of others in the Dari-Suf district of Samangan province, Afghanistan, some 200km from Mazar-e-Sharif
An Afghan worker prepares candies at a factory in Herat, Afghanistan on Wednesday. The nation’s economy has improved significantly since 2002 due to billions of dollars in international aid and investments.
A Mainz Carnival parade float satirises Fifa, the football governing body. The annual parade in the German city will be held on Rose Monday, March 3, and is known for poking fun at politicians and celebrities
A cleaner at work in the new T2 terminal of the Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. The lavish and long-awaited terminal is part of a $2bn revamp that aims to challenge India’s reputation for shoddy infrastructure and boost the financial capital’s status
A worker rests at a construction site in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday. According to reports, more than 300,000 Nepalese youth leave the country each year due to lack of job opportunities.
Mohammad Amin, a young Indian Muslim daily wage worker, reacts after washing at a public tube well in New Delhi, India on Friday morning.
A worker inspects the first completed section of London’s new Crossrail tunnel, which will provide new train links across the UK capital to Heathrow airport. Tunnelling machine Phyllis completed the 6.8km section between Royal Oak in the west and central Farringdon after 18 months of work. Crossrail, Europe’s largest construction project, is expected to be finished in 2019.
A man cleans a spare part at a shop in Colombo’s Panchikawatte Road on Wednesday. The area is frequented by the middle class and is known for shops that stock second-hand spare parts for Japanese and European cars.
A man talks on his mobile phone outside a construction site in central Beijing.
An Indian civic worker cleans a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Mumbai ahead of the 144th anniversary of his birth. India celebrates Gandhi’s birthday with prayers and social activities as a mark of respect to the country’s spiritual and political leader who led India to independence from Britain in 1947
A worker cleans algae off a fence near the coastline in Qingdao, Shandong province, China on Friday.
A porter takes a nap in the shade of a tree near a temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday.
A worker is seen between shop signboards as he works to change an advertisement board outside a shopping mall in Beijing on Thursday.
A female porter climbs the stairs at Beringharjo traditional market in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. These female porters earn their living carrying fruit, vegetables and dry goods in baskets strapped to their backs, starting work in the early hours and finishing late in the day. On a busy day the porter will earn on average an income of Rp35,000, or $3.70 a day.