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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

Construction workers take a nap in front of a wall of a construction site during their lunch break in Beijing, China. As growth in China's sagging economy looks on the verge of spilling below 7 percent, officials worried about a spike in unemployment are pulling out all the stops to avoid mass lay-offs. Picture taken on May 5, 2015

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Construction workers take a nap in front of the wall of a construction site during their lunch break in Beijing, China

Cuban farm workers unload trucks full of pineapple at the Trigal Market, a wholesale marketplace on the outskirts of the capital city in Havana, Cuba. Open for less than two years, the wholesale market is where farmers can bring their produce close to where small, independent business people can buy a week's worth of vegetables, fruit and other agricultural products to sell in their neighborhoods in Havana.

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Cuban farm workers unload trucks full of pineapple at the Trigal Market, a wholesale marketplace on the outskirts of the capital city in Havana, Cuba. Open for less than two years, the wholesale market is where farmers can bring their produce close to where small, independent business people can buy a week’s worth of vegetables, fruit and other agricultural products to sell in their neighborhoods in Havana

Labourers shovel coal onto a truck at a coal dump site outside Kabul January 19, 2015. Each labourer earns an average of $10 per working day, with most of them coming come from the northern provinces, leaving their families behind to find work in the capital.

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Labourers shovel coal on to a truck at a coal site outside Kabul on Monday

Workers warm themselves around a fire at a wholesale grocery market on a winter morning in the old quarters of Delhi December 19, 2014.

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Workers warm themselves around a fire at a wholesale grocery market on a winter morning in the old quarters of Delhi on Friday

Myanmar's day laborers unload sands from a ship as they work at a construction site Wednesday, Dec.10, 2014, in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Myanmar’s day labourers unload sand from a ship as they work at a construction site on Wednesday in Yangon, Myanmar

Rescue workers and civilians search for survivors in the rubble of an eight-story building that collapsed in the Cairo suburb of Matariya, early Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Police officials say several people were killed. Building collapses are common in Egypt, where shoddy construction is widespread in shantytowns, poor city neighbourhoods and rural areas.

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Rescue workers and civilians search for survivors in the rubble of an eight-story building that collapsed in the Cairo suburb of Matariya, early Tuesday. Police officials say several people were killed

Labourers carry grocery items at a wholesale market in Kolkata November 14, 2014. India's inflation dropped to a new multi-year low in October, helped by slower annual rises in food and fuel prices, intensifying pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates to encourage spending and investment needed to boost growth.

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Labourers carry boxes at a Kolkata market on Friday. India’s inflation dropped to a new multi-year low in October, helped by slower annual rises in food and fuel prices.

An Egyptian wokrer carries colored yarns inside a tannery in Cairo, Egypt, 12 November 2014. The tannery is the only left in the old part of Cairo. The yarn is used for shoe laces, mattresses upholstery, ballet dance outfits and suits.

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An Egyptian worker carries coloured yarns inside a tannery in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday. The tannery is the only left in the old part of Cairo and makes yarn for shoe laces, mattresses upholstery, ballet dance outfits and suits

Workers wearing protective gear rest at the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan

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Workers wearing protective gear rest at the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan

Workers display their coal-covered hands for a photograph at a wholesaler in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking to end a four-decade-old government monopoly on mining and selling coal.

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Workers display their coal-covered hands at a wholesaler in New Delhi, India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking to end a four-decade-old government monopoly on mining and selling coal

Workers transport a model of a dinosaur  at the exhibition 'World of Dinosaurs'  at a former lignite surface mining area   in Grosspoesna near Leipzig, central Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. More  than 50  exhibits of different species of dinosaurs  are on display  until  Nov. 30, 2014.  (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

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Workers transport a model of a dinosaur at the exhibition ‘World of Dinosaurs’ at a former lignite surface mining area in Grosspoesna near Leipzig, central Germany

Workers collect sugar cane at the largest sugar factory in the Central African Republic in Ngakobo, 450Km East of the capital Bangui, on June 5, 2014. A sugar refinery -- the wartorn Central African Republic's biggest factory -- is back in business after soldiers recaptured it from former rebels who occupied it for more than a year. In a rare boost to the impoverished nation's battered economy, the plant's 150 employees are back on the job in Ngakobo in the east of the former French colony -- with African peacekeepers providing security.

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Workers collect sugar cane at the largest sugar factory in the Central African Republic in Ngakobo, 450km east of the capital Bangui.