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A rickshaw puller wrapped up in a blanket waits for customers on a cold morning at Allahabad, India Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Cold wave conditions intensified across northern India as temperatures dipped along with thick blankets of fog cutting out sunlight.

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A cold rickshaw puller waits for customers in Allahabad, India.

An Iraqi craftsman prepares to heat up metal at a workshop in a market in Baghdad on December 2, 2014. The International Monetary Fund said in its October World Economic Outlook that Iraq's gross domestic product is forecast to shrink by 2.7 percent this year, down from the 5.9 percent growth it forecast in April.

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An Iraqi craftsman prepares to heat up metal at a workshop in a market in Baghdad on Tuesday

A young laborer works at a woods shop in Peshawar, Pakistan, 10 November 2014. Fire wood is a big source of domestic fuel in rural Pakistan where during winters, domestic consumers face acute shortage of Natural Gas.

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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.

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A labourer takes a break at a coal dump site outside Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan

An Indian rickshaw puller sleeps on his cycle rickshaw as others await customers in the morning in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

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A rickshaw puller sleeps on his cycle in Allahabad, India

An Afghan child looks on as he works at a coal mine which collapsed on Wednesday killing some 40 miners and trapping an unknown number of others in the Dar-i- Suf district of Samangan province, some 200 kms from Mazar-e-Sharif

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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

Afghan worker prepares candies at a factory in Herat, Afghanistan, 16 April 2014. The economy of Afghanistan has improved significantly since 2002 due to the induction of billions of dollars in international aid and investments. The recent improvement is also due to remarkable progress in agricultural production especially Grapes, Pomegranates, Apricots, melons and superior Potatoes.

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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.

The Carnival parade float satirizing FIFA under the slogan 'The whole truth' pictured on Tuesday in Mainz, Germany. The subject will show that the 'high-gloss facade World Cup' which is one side of the business. That the world football organization also has another side with corruption of high officials and by a multi-billion dollar power. The Mainz Carnival parade will be held on Rose Monday, on March 3rd, and is known for poking fun at politicians and celebrities.

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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 worker power washes the West Wing of t...A worker power washes the West Wing of the White House January 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

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A worker power-washes the West Wing of the White House in Washington D.C

An Indian worker cleans inside the new T2 terminal of the Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. Mumbai will unveil its lavish and long-awaited new airport terminal, part of a $2 billion revamp that aims to challenge India's reputation for shoddy infrastructure and boost the financial capital's status.

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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 Nepalese domestic worker rests at a construction site in Kathmandu, Nepal, 16 December 2013. According to reports, more than 300,000 Nepalese youth leaving the country each year due to lack of proper job opportunities in the country.

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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 taking a bath at a public tube well early morning in New Delhi, India, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.

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Mohammad Amin, a young Indian Muslim daily wage worker, reacts after washing at a public tube well in New Delhi, India on Friday morning.

Crossrail construction...Crossrail worker Sam Agyeman, inspects the first completed section of Crossrail tunnel, after tunnelling machine Phyllis completed the 6.8 kilometre, 18-month journey between Royal Oak and Farringdon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 19, 2013. See PA story TRANSPORT Crossrail. Photo credit should read:

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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 the secondhand spare part of a vehicle at a shop in Colombo's Panchikawatte Road October 23, 2013. The area is frequented by the middle class and is known for shops that stock on Japanese and European secondhand vehicle spare parts. The spare parts are sold for between 500 to 100,000 Sri Lankan Rupees ($3.80 to $765), and vendors say business has been brisk as brand new parts are expensive to purchase.

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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. China's government wants to prevent a bubble from forming and head off unrest if people cannot afford to buy homes. However, it cannot tighten too much as a strong property market has helped offset an economic slowdown. The Chinese characters behind on the gate read, "China".

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A man talks on his mobile phone outside a construction site in central Beijing.

An Indian civic worker cleans a statue o...An Indian civic worker cleans a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Mumbai on September 30, 2012 ahead of Gandhi's 144th birth anniversary. Indians all over the country celebrate Gandhi's birthday with prayers and various social activities as a mark of respect to Gandhi, famed as the torchbearer of India's fight against British rule. TOPSHOTS      AFP PHOTO/ Indranil MUKHERJEEINDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images

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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, June 28, 2013.

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A worker cleans algae off a fence near the coastline in Qingdao, Shandong province, China on Friday.

A porter takes a nap under the shade of a tree on a hot day near a temple in Kathmandu June 12, 2013.

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A porter takes a nap in the shade of a tree near a temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday.

A worker is seen between signboards of shops as he works to change an advertisement board outside a shopping mall in Beijing...A worker is seen between signboards of shops as he works to change an advertisement board outside a shopping mall in Beijing June 6, 2013. Activity in China's services sector expanded in May but at a pace little changed from the month before, the latest sign that the world's No. 2 economy is struggling to regain momentum.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)

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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 carrying a sack of vegetables on her back at Beringharjo traditional market on May 1, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. These female porters earn their living carrying fruit, vegetables and dry goods among other items, in baskets strapped to their backs starting work in the early hours and finishing late in the day. It is reported that on a busy day at the market, the average porter will earn an income of Rp 35.000 or US$37 per day. Labor day is celebrated across South East Asia on May 1st and is seen as an opportunity to acknowledge the social and economic accomplishments of the workers.

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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.