An Iraqi craftsman prepares to heat up metal at a workshop in a market in Baghdad on Tuesday
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Mechanic and welder Sergei Kulagin, 32, of Divnogorsk, Siberia, tests the Alien Samurai, an electro-mechanical mobile robot he made from used car components
A worker makes chair frames to be woven with rattan at a workshop manufacturing furniture in Trangsan village near Sukoharjo, Central Java province, Indonesia. Indonesia’s deputy industry minister has been looking at ways to boost the rattan trade in the country. The government put a stop to raw rattan exports in 2012 in an attempt to increase sales of rattan products, which rose in 2012.