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A group of North Korean workers and a child walk to pay their respects to late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung on the anniversary of his death, outside the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun mausoleum in Pyongyang

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A group of North Korean workers and a child walk to pay their respects to late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung on the anniversary of his death, outside the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun mausoleum in Pyongyang

TOPSHOT - Men stand next to a fire as wo...TOPSHOT - Men stand next to a fire as workers on strike block the access to an oil depot near the Total refinery of Donges, western france, early in the morning on May 27, 2016 to protest against the government's planned labour law reforms.

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Men stand next to a fire as workers on strike block the access to an oil depot near the Total refinery of Donges, western france 

A protester holds up his fist as riot police prepare to intervene to disperse refinery workers holding a blockade of the oil depot of Douchy-Les-Mines, France to protest against the government’s proposed labour reforms

Workers sit as they take a break near a banner of a new apartment in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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Workers sit as they take a break near a banner of a new apartment in Jakarta, Indonesia

Labourers unload sacks of rice from a handcart at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, December 14, 2015. India's wholesale prices fell for a 13th straight month in November, but a sharp pickup in food prices and a pending wage hike for millions of government employees are likely to keep policymakers worried about potential inflationary risks.

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Labourers unload sacks of rice from a handcart at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, on Monday

Afghan laborers work at a charcoal shop in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. In the winter, prices of wood and charcoal rise among all other necessities for Afghans.

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Afghan laborers work at a charcoal shop in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday. In the winter, prices of wood and charcoal rise among all other necessities for Afghans

Italian workers of tyre manufacturer Michelin hold flags during a demonstration in Cuneo, northern Italy, on Friday as part of a protest against plans to close three production sites in Europe within three years, shedding 1,500 jobs.  Michelin announced on November 3, 2015 plans to close its factories in Fossano, Italy and Oranienburg, Germany by the end of 2016, and also to close its plant in  Ballymena, Ireland by mid-2018.

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Italian workers of tyre manufacturer Michelin hold flags during a demonstration in Cuneo, northern Italy, on Friday as part of a protest against plans to close three production sites in Europe within three years, shedding 1,500 jobs

Labourers unload gravel from a boat docked in Dala township, opposite Yangon city, Myanmar.

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Labourers unload gravel from a boat docked in Dala township, opposite Yangon city, Myanmar

Labourers ride on truck on their way to work on the outskirt of Yangon on Monday.

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Labourers ride on truck on their way to work on the outskirt of Yangon on Monday.

Indian men wait for transport on the side of a road in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on Wednesday. Millions of workers across India held a 24-hour strike in protest at right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic policies, which they say will put jobs at risk and hurt ordinary people.  Some 150 million workers, including those in the banking, manufacturing, construction and coal mining sectors, were expected to walk off the job

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Indian men wait for transport on the side of a road in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on Wednesday. Millions of workers across India held a 24-hour strike in protest at right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic policies

Indonesian workers shout slogans during a rally in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Thousands of factory workers staged the rally in the capital to protest against outsourcing and low wages

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Indonesian workers shout slogans during a rally in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday. Thousands of factory workers staged the rally in the capital to protest against outsourcing and low wages

Rescue workers stand in front of a damaged building near the site of last week's explosions at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, August 17, 2015. Many operations have resumed at China's Tianjin port, trade sources said, after explosions last week that killed more than 100 people and disrupted business at what is an important oil, gas and bulk import harbor for Asia's biggest economy. The explosions on August 12 led to the disruption of all chemical and oil tanker discharges at the port, and imports of iron ore were also affected

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Rescue workers stand in front of a damaged building near the site of last week’s explosions at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, on Monday

Commuters cross the river Thames using the Millennium footbridge during a tube strike in London on July 9, 2015. London's roads, buses and overland trains struggled to cope in Thursday's morning rush hour as commuters battled into work in the face of London Underground's first strike shutdown since 2002

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Commuters cross the river Thames using the Millennium footbridge during a tube strike in London. London’s roads, buses and overland trains struggled to cope in Thursday’s morning rush hour as commuters battled into work in the face of London Underground’s first strike shutdown since 2002

Municipal workers examine the bottom of the Kura River after water was released from the dam in downtown Tbilisi, Georgia on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Recent flooding, triggered by torrential rains, killed at least 19 people, destroyed houses and tore up roads. Six people remain missing

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Municipal workers examine the bottom of the Kura River after water was released from the dam in downtown Tbilisi, Georgia on Tuesday. Recent flooding, triggered by torrential rains, killed at least 19 people, destroyed houses and tore up roads

Workers are seen at a coke plant in the town of Avdiyivka near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. Situated close to the 'contact line' between Ukrainian government forces and well-armed rebels, the Avdiyivka Coking Plant outside the rebel-held regional capital, Donetsk, has been hit by about 230 rocket and artillery attacks since hostilities erupted over a year ago. The Avdiyivka plant, owned by industrial tycoon Rinat Akhmetov's Metinvest group, is one of Europe's biggest coking plants and provides the fuel for the steelmaking industry, itself a vital branch of Ukraine's economy

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Workers are seen at a coke plant in the town of Avdiyivka near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. Situated close to the ‘contact line’ between Ukrainian government forces and well-armed rebels, the plant has been hit multiple times by rockets from both sides

Workers clean up an oil slick along the coast of Refugio State Beach in Goleta...Workers clean up an oil slick along the coast of Refugio State Beach in Goleta, California, United States, May 20, 2015. A pipeline ruptured along the scenic California coastline on Tuesday, spilling some 21,000 gallons (79,000 liters) of oil into the ocean and on beaches before it could be secured, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said

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Workers clean up an oil slick along the coast of Refugio State Beach in Goleta, California, United States on Wednesday. A pipeline ruptured along the scenic California coastline on Tuesday, spilling some 21,000 gallons (79,000 liters) of oil into the ocean and on beaches before it could be secured

A pickup truck moves off after loading unemployed builders and painters from South Africa and Zimbabwe from a roadside for work in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday

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A pickup truck moves off after loading unemployed builders and painters from South Africa and Zimbabwe from a roadside for work in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday

A man workouts in a gym, frequented by both residents and rebel fighters, in Aleppo's al-Fardous district

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A man workouts in a gym, frequented by both residents and rebel fighters, in Aleppo’s al-Fardous district

Nepalese laborers work at a brick factory in Bhaktapur, Nepal on Tuesday. Nepal is facing an acute brick crisis after some 40 million houses were damaged and 80 percent of brick kilns were also damaged due to two major earthquakes on 05 April 2015 and 12 May 2015. The official death toll for the 12 May 7.3 magnitude quake rose to 117, authorities said, in addition to the 8,202 victims claimed by the April 25 earthquake.

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Nepalese laborers work at a brick factory in Bhaktapur, Nepal on Tuesday. Nepal is facing an acute brick crisis after some 40 million houses were damaged and 80 percent of brick kilns were also damaged due to two major earthquakes

Pedestrians crossing a big scramble crossway in Tokyo, Japan, 18 May 2015. Consumer prices in Japan rose 2.2 per cent in March from a year earlier amid a slight recovery in oil prices, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has announced at the beginning of May 2015.

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Pedestrians cross a big scramble crossway in Tokyo on Monday. Consumer prices in Japan rose 2.2 per cent in March from a year earlier amid a slight recovery in oil prices