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Construction workers wear face masks, to protect them from a heavy smoke haze, as they perform morning exercises in Singapore...Construction workers wear face masks, to protect them from a heavy smoke haze, as they perform morning exercises at the start of their shift in Singapore June 20, 2013. Singapore's air quality deteriorated to "hazardous" levels late on Wednesday as smoke from slash-and-burn land clearing in Indonesia enveloped the city-state, inflaming tensions between the Southeast Asian neighbors.     REUTERS/Tim Wimborne   (SINGAPORE - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Construction workers wear face masks to protect them from a heavy smoke haze, as they perform morning exercises at the start of their shift in Singapore on Thursday. The city state’s air quality deteriorated to “hazardous” levels late on Wednesday as it was enveloped in smoke from slash-and-burn land clearing in Indonesia, which has inflamed tensions between the Southeast Asian neighbours. 

Bangladeshi garment workers employed at Rana Plaza, the garment factory building that collapsed, stand in a queue to receive wages in Savar near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday May 8, 2013. Dozens of bodies recovered Wednesday from the building were so decomposed they were being sent to a lab for DNA identification, police said, as the death toll from Bangladesh's worst industrial disaster topped 800. (AP Photo/Ismail Ferdous)

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Bangladeshi garment workers employed at Rana Plaza, the garment factory building that collapsed, stand in a queue to receive wages in Savar near Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday. Dozens of bodies recovered Wednesday from the building were so decomposed they were being sent to a lab for DNA identification, police said, as the death toll from Bangladesh’s worst industrial disaster topped 800 

Pakistani labourers work at an iron factory in Karachi on April 30, 2013, on the eve of International Labour Day. Pakistan has a workforce of around 56 million people among a population of 179 million, according to Pakistan's official figures compiled by the Federal Bureau of Statistics.

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Pakistani labourers work at an iron factory in Karachi on the eve of International Labour Day. Pakistan has a workforce of around 56m people among a population of 179m, according to Pakistan’s official figures compiled by the Federal Bureau of Statistics.

Afghan workers speak, as they are wait for customer, on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, April 22, 2013.

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Afghan workers as they wait for customers on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan.

A group of Chinese workers have lunch by a road in Beijing on April 16, 2013.  Growth in China slowed to 7.7 percent in the first quarter, data showed on April 15, below forecasts and fuelling fears a recent pick-up in the world's number-two economy is faltering on weak overseas demand.

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A group of Chinese workers have lunch by a road in Beijing on April 16 2013. Growth in China slowed to 7.7 per cent in the first quarter, data showed on April 15, below forecasts and fuelling fears that a recent pick-up in the world’s second-largest economy is faltering on weak overseas demand.