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IRAQ-CARPET PLANT/
RTS1WLF5
August 08, 2018
A Yazidi woman weaves wool at a carpet factory in Dohuk, Iraq July 5, 2018. Picture taken July 5, 2018....
Dohuk, Iraq
A Yazidi woman weaves wool at a carpet factory in Dohuk
A Yazidi woman weaves wool at a carpet factory in Dohuk, Iraq July 5, 2018. Picture taken July 5, 2018. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
CHINA-TEXTILES/ITALY
RTSYIUE
February 13, 2017
Blankets of fabric are seen in the sample room at the Reda wool mill factory in Valle Mosso near Biella,...
Biella, Italy
Blankets of fabric are seen in the sample room at the Reda wool mill factory in Valle Mosso
Blankets of fabric are seen in the sample room at the Reda wool mill factory in Valle Mosso near Biella, northern Italy, December 1, 2016. Picture taken December 1, 2016. REUTERS/Giulia Segreti
ICELAND-BUSINESS/
RTSX5IG
January 24, 2017
An Alcoa employee works on a crane in front of an alumina silo in Alcoa Fjardaal aluminium smelter, eastern...
FJARDAAL, Iceland
Alcoa employee works on a crane in front of an alumina silo in Alcoa Fjardaal aluminium smelter
An Alcoa employee works on a crane in front of an alumina silo in Alcoa Fjardaal aluminium smelter, eastern Iceland, April 16, 2007. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/CALAIS
RTX1NHN3
August 07, 2015
A migrant from Sudan makes the finishing touches, with blankets and rugs, to his makeshift shelter in...
Calais, France
A migrant from Sudan makes the finishing touches, with blankets and rugs, to his makeshift shelter in...
A migrant from Sudan makes the finishing touches, with blankets and rugs, to his makeshift shelter in "The New Jungle" camp in Calais, France, August 7, 2015. For most of the 3,000 inhabitants of the "Jungle", a shanty town on the sand dunes of France's north coast, the climax of each day is the nightly bid to sneak into the undersea tunnel they hope will lead to new life in Britain. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/CALAIS
RTX1NHMR
August 07, 2015
A migrant from Sudan makes the finishing touches, with blankets and rugs, to his makeshift shelter in...
Calais, France
A migrant from Sudan makes the finishing touches, with blankets and rugs, to his makeshift shelter in...
A migrant from Sudan makes the finishing touches, with blankets and rugs, to his makeshift shelter in "The New Jungle" camp in Calais, France, August 7, 2015. For most of the 3,000 inhabitants of the "Jungle", a shanty town on the sand dunes of France's north coast, the climax of each day is the nightly bid to sneak into the undersea tunnel they hope will lead to new life in Britain. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
PAKISTAN-SOCIETY/
RTR4SFGY
March 07, 2015
Girls weave carpets inside a workshop on the outskirts of Karachi, March 7, 2015. REUTERS/Athar Hussain...
Karachi, Pakistan
Girls weave carpets inside a workshop on the outskirts of Karachi
Girls weave carpets inside a workshop on the outskirts of Karachi, March 7, 2015. REUTERS/Athar Hussain (PAKISTAN - Tags: - SOCIETY)
NIGERIA-EMIR/
RTR42JC2
August 15, 2014
Palace official Malam Bogobiri sits on a rug inside the Emir of Zaria's palace in Zaria, Nigeria, July...
Zaria, Nigeria
Palace official Malam Bogobiri sits on a rug inside the Emir of Zaria's palace in Zaria
Palace official Malam Bogobiri sits on a rug inside the Emir of Zaria's palace in Zaria, Nigeria, July 17, 2014. The Emirate of Kano is part of the Sokoto Caliphate, one of the great Islamic empires that dotted the Sahel, profiting from caravan routes connecting Africa's interior with its Mediterranean coast. Nigeria's former colonial ruler Britain kept most of the northern hierarchy in place and the emirate continued to hold sway over the largely underdeveloped region after independence in 1960. Lamido Sanusi, Nigeria's ousted central bank governor, was named Emir of Kano in June, making an outspoken government critic one of the most influential leaders in the largely Muslim north. The throne, however, has few constitutional powers. Picture taken July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney (NIGERIA - Tags: RELIGION ROYALS SOCIETY)

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PAKISTAN/
RTR3LSC6
April 18, 2014
Ethnic Hazara Afghan women weave a carpet at a makeshift workshop at their house in Khorasan Refugee...
Peshawar, Pakistan
Ethnic Hazara Afghan women weave a carpet at a makeshift workshop at their house in Khorasan Refugee...
Ethnic Hazara Afghan women weave a carpet at a makeshift workshop at their house in Khorasan Refugee Camp, on the outskirts of Peshawar April 17, 2014. Carpet-making started at the camp in 1982, when refugees fled the war in Afghanistan to take refuge in Pakistan. The carpet weavers, who are employed by contractors, are paid between 3,000 Pakistani rupees ($31) to 10,000 rupees ($103) per square metre, depending on the quality of the craftsmanship. The carpets, which can each take up to 60 days to complete, are then exported to buyers from the West and the Gulf. Picture taken April 17, 2014. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
FOOD-CAFE/CATS
RTR3J11Z
March 28, 2014
A cat sits on the floor at the Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium in London March 28, 2014. People like coffee...
London, United Kingdom
A cat sits on the floor at the Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium in London
A cat sits on the floor at the Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium in London March 28, 2014. People like coffee and people love cats so together they make the paws that refresh at a London cat cafe that is so popular it's booked out until June. Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium on the fringe of London's financial district is cashing in on an idea first popularised in Japan to allow stressed-out workers to wind down by stroking a cat while sipping a cappuccino or latte - or tea, if you prefer. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
SYRIA-CRISIS/
RTX13NW2
September 16, 2013
Abou Al Eizz Al-Saour, makes tea as he lies on a rug inside his room in Duma neighbourhood, in Damascus...
Damascus, Syria
Abou Al Eizz Al-Saour, makes tea as he lies on a rug inside his room in Duma neighbourhood, in Damascus...
Abou Al Eizz Al-Saour, makes tea as he lies on a rug inside his room in Duma neighbourhood, in Damascus September 16, 2013. Al-Saour, 55, was wounded from a rocket attack eight months ago, and is now living alone. One of Al-Saour's sons, a Free Syrian Army fighter, was killed during clashes with forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in al-Ghouta. His other son is still fighting with the Free Syrian Army. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY CONFLICT FOOD TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ISRAEL-BEDOUINS/EVICTION
RTX12YP2
August 28, 2013
A Bedouin boy lies on a rug in the village of Atir, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities...
ATIR, Israel
A Bedouin boy lies on a rug in the village of Atir, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities...
A Bedouin boy lies on a rug in the village of Atir, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the Negev desert which are not recognised by the Israeli state, in southern Israel August 6, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 6, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE)

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USA-FIRE/CALIFORNIA
RTX11SOE
July 20, 2013
A DC-10 super air tanker makes a mile long drop on an upper ridge line near Idyllwild, California July...
IDYLLWILD, UNITED STATES
A DC-10 super air tanker makes a mile long drop on an upper ridge line near Idyllwild, California
A DC-10 super air tanker makes a mile long drop on an upper ridge line near Idyllwild, California July 19, 2013. Firefighters raced on Friday to buttress defensive lines against a fierce blaze roaring for a fifth day near the scenic mountain resort of Idyllwild in Southern California, as forecast thunderstorms threatened to hamper efforts to subdue the flames.The so-called Mountain Fire has already burned across more than 27,000 acres (11,000 hectares) of dry brush and timber and forced the evacuation of Idyllwild after destroying seven homes and other property in the rugged San Jacinto range, authorities said. Picture taken July 19, 2013. REUTERS/Gene Blevins (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER TRANSPORT)
USA-FIRE/CALIFORNIA
RTX11SO9
July 20, 2013
A DC-10 super air tanker makes a drop on a upper ridge line near Idyllwild, California July 19, 2013....
IDYLLWILD, UNITED STATES
A DC-10 super air tanker makes a drop on a upper ridge line near Idyllwild, California
A DC-10 super air tanker makes a drop on a upper ridge line near Idyllwild, California July 19, 2013. Firefighters raced on Friday to buttress defensive lines against a fierce blaze roaring for a fifth day near the scenic mountain resort of Idyllwild in Southern California, as forecast thunderstorms threatened to hamper efforts to subdue the flames. The so-called Mountain Fire has already burned across more than 27,000 acres (11,000 hectares) of dry brush and timber and forced the evacuation of Idyllwild after destroying seven homes and other property in the rugged San Jacinto range, authorities said. Picture taken July 19, 2013. REUTERS/Gene Blevins (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER TRANSPORT)
BELGIUM/
RTX118FK
July 01, 2013
Eugenia Pizarro Iglesias, 24, from Spain plays with her son Youssef, 18 months old, in their room in...
Brussels, Belgium
A woman from Spain plays with her son in their room in the abandoned convent known as Gesu, in Brussels...
Eugenia Pizarro Iglesias, 24, from Spain plays with her son Youssef, 18 months old, in their room in the abandoned convent known as Gesu, where they have lived at for eight months, in Brussels April 18, 2013. Some 160 squatters including 60 children may face expulsion in Brussels when a 90-million-euro project by a Swiss developer to turn their dwellings into a luxury hotel and apartments gets the go ahead. Only a few metro stops from the European institutions and the city's touristic highlights, the Gesu church and convent have remained vacant for decades and were bought by Swiss developer Rosebud Heritage in 2007, who agreed that the property could be used as a squat until the works started.
Most of the residents of the squat are immigrants coming from the Czech Republic, Spain, Brazil and Morocco, looking to settle in Belgium. Some families have lived in Belgium for many years and some have stayed in the squat for months. With monthly rents at the squat currently at about 25 euros per adult, it is unlikely that the current residents will be able to move into the new apartments once they are completed. Picture taken April 18, 2013. REUTERS/Yves Herman (BELGIUM - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY REAL ESTATE BUSINESS IMMIGRATION)
ALBANIA/
RTR3F14M
March 15, 2013
A worker weaves a carpet in the village of Zogaj, near the city of Shkoder, some 125 km (78 miles) from...
Shkoder, Albania
Worker weaves a carpet in the village of Zogaj
A worker weaves a carpet in the village of Zogaj, near the city of Shkoder, some 125 km (78 miles) from the capital Tirana, January 29, 2013. After 15 years, Nebije Qotaj, the only carpet weaver in her village, moved the loom out of her family's only room, bought more looms and now employs 11 female co-workers to weave woollen carpets. Her expansion ambitions and those of vulnerable farmers underserved by banks have now found an ally in Muhammad Yunus and his social business model. REUTERS/Arben Celi (ALBANIA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS)
PANASONIC-TOUGHBOOK
RTR3C5XQ
January 06, 2013
Workers assemble Panasonic's Toughbook computers at a factory of the company in Kobe, western Japan December...
Kobe, Japan
Workers assemble Panasonic's Toughbook computers at a factory of the company in Kobe
Workers assemble Panasonic's Toughbook computers at a factory of the company in Kobe, western Japan December 7, 2012. Panasonic Corp's answer to the brutal onslaught on its TV sales may be in a product the Japanese firm launched 17 years ago and which is a must-have for U.S. police cars. Two thirds of the 420,000 patrol cars in the United States are equipped with the company's rugged Toughbook computers, and Panasonic chief Kazuhiro Tsuga sees the niche product as a model for how the sprawling conglomerate can make money beyond a gadget mass market increasingly dominated by Samsung Electronics and Apple Inc. Picture taken December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Kelly (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS)
PANASONIC-TOUGHBOOK
RTR3C5XO
January 06, 2013
Hide Harada, director of IT products of Panasonic Corp, poses with the company's Toughbook laptop (L)...
Japan
Director of IT products of Panasonic Corp Harada poses with the company's Toughbook laptop and Toughpad...
Hide Harada, director of IT products of Panasonic Corp, poses with the company's Toughbook laptop (L) and Toughpad tablet at his business unit's headquarters in Moriguchi, western Japan December 7, 2012. Panasonic Corp's answer to the brutal onslaught on its TV sales may be in a product the Japanese firm launched 17 years ago and which is a must-have for U.S. police cars. Two thirds of the 420,000 patrol cars in the United States are equipped with the company's rugged Toughbook computers, and Panasonic chief Kazuhiro Tsuga sees the niche product as a model for how the sprawling conglomerate can make money beyond a gadget mass market increasingly dominated by Samsung Electronics and Apple Inc. Picture taken December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Kelly (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS)
PANASONIC-TOUGHBOOK
RTR3C5XN
January 06, 2013
Panasonic's Toughbook computer undergoes water resistance testing at a factory of the company in Kobe,...
Kobe, Japan
Panasonic's Toughbook computer undergoes water resistance testing at a factory of the company in Kobe...
Panasonic's Toughbook computer undergoes water resistance testing at a factory of the company in Kobe, western Japan December 7, 2012. Panasonic Corp's answer to the brutal onslaught on its TV sales may be in a product the Japanese firm launched 17 years ago and which is a must-have for U.S. police cars. Two thirds of the 420,000 patrol cars in the United States are equipped with the company's rugged Toughbook computers, and Panasonic chief Kazuhiro Tsuga sees the niche product as a model for how the sprawling conglomerate can make money beyond a gadget mass market increasingly dominated by Samsung Electronics and Apple Inc. Picture taken December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Kelly (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS)
PANASONIC-TOUGHBOOK
RTR3C5XJ
January 06, 2013
Panasonic Toughpad (L) and handheld Toughbook model are displayed at the company's IT products headquarters...
Japan
Panasonic Toughpad and handheld Toughbook model are displayed at the company's IT products headquarters...
Panasonic Toughpad (L) and handheld Toughbook model are displayed at the company's IT products headquarters in Moriguchi, western Japan December 7, 2012. Panasonic Corp's answer to the brutal onslaught on its TV sales may be in a product the Japanese firm launched 17 years ago and which is a must-have for U.S. police cars. Two thirds of the 420,000 patrol cars in the United States are equipped with the company's rugged Toughbook computers, and Panasonic chief Kazuhiro Tsuga sees the niche product as a model for how the sprawling conglomerate can make money beyond a gadget mass market increasingly dominated by Samsung Electronics and Apple Inc. Picture taken December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Kelly (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS)
SYRIA-CRISIS/
RTR3AZMM
November 28, 2012
Syrian refugees work at a carpet workshop at a refugee camp named "Container City" on the Turkish-Syrian...
KILIS, Turkey
Syrian refugees work at a carpet workshop in Kilis province
Syrian refugees work at a carpet workshop at a refugee camp named "Container City" on the Turkish-Syrian border in Oncupinar in Kilis province, southern Turkey, November 27, 2012. Picture taken November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Adem Altan/Pool (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT SOCIETY)
ASIA-INEQUALITY/PHILIPPINES
RTR31FTZ
May 01, 2012
Beneficiaries of government's Conditional Cash Transfer program make rugs near their shanties in Pateros,...
Manila, Philippines
To match Feature ASIA-INEQUALITY/PHILIPPINES
Beneficiaries of government's Conditional Cash Transfer program make rugs near their shanties in Pateros, Metro Manila April 30, 2012. Through the Pantawid Pamilya (Family Subsistence) programme in the Philippines, about 3 million poor households get small grants from the government if they take their children to health centres regularly and keep them in school. Picture taken April 30, 2012. To match Feature ASIA-INEQUALITY/PHILIPPINES REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS)
AFGHANISTAN-CARPET/
RTR2XJ2E
February 09, 2012
An Afghan artist draws a design for a carpet at a carpet workshop in Kabul February 8, 2012. Carpets...
Kabul, Afghanistan
An Afghan artist draws a design for a carpet at a carpet workshop in Kabul
An Afghan artist draws a design for a carpet at a carpet workshop in Kabul February 8, 2012. Carpets are Afghanistan's best-known export, but prices, driven sharply higher by war, competition from abroad, red tape and corruption have taken the industry over a cliff, with a 70 percent drop in production over the past few years. Picture taken February 8, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)
AFGHANISTAN-CARPET/
RTR2XJ22
February 09, 2012
An Afghan worker hangs dyed wool to dry on the rooftop of a carpet workshop in Kabul February 8, 2012....
Kabul, Afghanistan
An Afghan worker hangs dyed wool to dry on the rooftop of a carpet workshop in Kabul
An Afghan worker hangs dyed wool to dry on the rooftop of a carpet workshop in Kabul February 8, 2012. Carpets are Afghanistan's best-known export, but prices, driven sharply higher by war, competition from abroad, red tape and corruption have taken the industry over a cliff, with a 70 percent drop in production over the past few years. Picture taken on February 8, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)
IRAN/
RTR2TZGP
November 14, 2011
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office...
Kashan, Iran
An employee works at a carpet workshop in Kashan
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office to report, film or take pictures in Tehran.

An employee works at a carpet workshop in Kashan, 240 km (149 miles) south of Tehran November 13, 2011. Persian carpets can be mostly divided into three size groups: large (3x4 metres), medium (2x3 metres) and small (1x1.5 metres), which is called Ghaliche. It would take about six months to complete a larger 12-metre wool carpet with two workers. The price of each carpet is set by officials from Iran's national carpet company after examining each completed work. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS TEXTILE)
IRAN/
RTR2TZBI
November 14, 2011
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office...
Kashan, Iran
A worker stands in front of an Iranian handmade carpet at a carpet workshop in Kashan
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office to report, film or take pictures in Tehran.
A worker stands in front of an Iranian handmade carpet at a carpet workshop in Kashan, 240 km (149 miles) south of Tehran November 13, 2011. Persian carpet weaving is a historical part of Iranian culture, dating back to as far as approximately 2,000 years ago. Persian carpets can be mostly divided into three size groups: large (3x4 metres), medium (2x3 metres) and small (1x1.5 metres), which is called Ghaliche. For a larger 12-square-metre wool carpet, it would take about six months to complete if two workers work on it. The price of each carpet is set by officials from Iran's national carpet company after examining each completed work. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS)
IRAN/
RTR2TZC8
November 13, 2011
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office...
Kashan, Iran
Atena works on a loom at a carpet workshop in Kashan
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office to report, film or take pictures in Tehran.
Atena, a 4-year-old girl, works on a loom at a carpet workshop in Kashan, 240 km (149 miles) south of Tehran November 13, 2011. Persian carpet weaving is a historical part of Iranian culture, dating back to as far as approximately 2,000 years ago. Persian carpets can be mostly divided into three size groups: large (3x4 metres), medium (2x3 metres) and small (1x1.5 metres), which is called Ghaliche. For a larger 12-square-metre wool carpet, it would take about six months to complete if two workers work on it. The price of each carpet is set by officials from Iran's national carpet company after examining each completed work. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS)
IRAN/
RTR2TZBC
November 13, 2011
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office...
Kashan, Iran
A worker works on a loom at a carpet workshop in Kashan
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office to report, film or take pictures in Tehran.
A worker works on a loom at a carpet workshop in Kashan, 240 km (149 miles) south of Tehran November 13, 2011. Persian carpet weaving is a historical part of Iranian culture, dating back to as far as approximately 2,000 years ago. Persian carpets can be mostly divided into three size groups: large (3x4 metres), medium (2x3 metres) and small (1x1.5 metres), which is called Ghaliche. For a larger 12-square-metre wool carpet, it would take about six months to complete if two workers work on it. The price of each carpet is set by officials from Iran's national carpet company after examining each completed work. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS)
IRAN/
RTR2TXNQ
November 12, 2011
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Qom, Iran
A designer works on a design for a carpet at a carpet workshop in Qom
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A designer works on a design for a carpet at a carpet workshop in Qom, 120 km (75 miles) south of Tehran November 12, 2011. Persian carpet weaving is a historical part of Iranian culture, dating back to as far as approximately 2,000 years ago. Persian carpets can be mostly divided into three size groups: large (3x4 metres), medium (2x3 metres) and small (1x1.5 metres), which is called Ghaliche. For a larger 24-square-metre silk carpet, each 70 cm section takes about a month to make. The price for each carpet is set by officials from Iran?s national carpet company after examining each completed carpet. The carpet workshops are mostly family-run businesses. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS)
IRAN/
RTR2TXM6
November 12, 2011
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Qom, Iran
A worker adjusts a loom at a carpet workshop in Qom
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office to report, film or take pictures in Tehran.

A worker adjusts a loom at a carpet workshop in Qom, 120 km (75 miles) south of Tehran November 12, 2011. Persian carpet weaving is a historical part of Iranian culture, dating back to as far as approximately 2,000 years ago. Persian carpets can be mostly divided into three size groups: large (3x4 metres), medium (2x3 metres) and small (1x1.5 metres), which is called Ghaliche. For a larger 24-square-metre silk carpet, each 70 cm section takes about a month to make. The price for each carpet is set by officials from Iran?s national carpet company after examining each completed carpet. The carpet workshops are mostly family-run businesses. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
THAILAND/
RTR2LP0C
April 28, 2011
A Thai villager with a baby takes shelter at a makeshift camp in Surin province, 30 km (19 miles) from...
Surin, Thailand
A Thai villager with a baby takes shelter at a makeshift camp in Surin province
A Thai villager with a baby takes shelter at a makeshift camp in Surin province, 30 km (19 miles) from the Thai-Cambodia border, April 28, 2011. Thailand has dispatched troops to a disputed area on its border with Cambodia on Thursday after clashes erupted for the seventh day near two 12th-century Hindu temples, the Thai army spokesman said. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT CIVIL UNREST)
PAKISTAN/
RTXUBVK
November 07, 2010
A man hammers nails into the ground to stretch new carpets at a workshop in Lahore November 7, 2010....
Lahore, Pakistan
A man hammers nails into the ground to stretch new carpets at a workshop in Lahore
A man hammers nails into the ground to stretch new carpets at a workshop in Lahore November 7, 2010. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza (PAKISTAN - Tags: EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)
ALGERIA/
RTR2EN8J
June 02, 2010
Prisoners participate in a carpet weaving training session at the high security prison in Babar, in Khenchela...
BABAR, Algeria
Prisoners attend a carpet weaving training session at a prison in Babar, in Khenchela province
Prisoners participate in a carpet weaving training session at the high security prison in Babar, in Khenchela province some 600km (373 miles) from Algiers May 31, 2010. Carpet weaving, a traditional craft practised by women, has been introduced as part of a programme to reintegrate male prisoners into society. The program is designed to give inmates a chance to obtain a diploma and to help them find employment upon leaving prison. Picture taken May 31, 2010. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (ALGERIA - Tags: SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS CRIME LAW)
PAKISTAN/
RTR29N8I
January 30, 2010
An ethnic Hazara Afghan boy weaves carpet at a workshop in the outskirts of Peshawar January 30, 2010....
Peshawar, Pakistan
An ethnic Hazara Afghan boy weaves carpet at a workshop in the outskirts of Peshawar
An ethnic Hazara Afghan boy weaves carpet at a workshop in the outskirts of Peshawar January 30, 2010. The child labourers, between the ages of seven and 15, earn about 100 Pakistan rupees ($1.20) per day. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS)
PAKISTAN/
RTR29N8A
January 30, 2010
Ethnic Hazara Afghan boys weave carpets at a workshop in the outskirts of Peshawar January 30, 2010....
Peshawar, Pakistan
Ethnic Hazara Afghan boys weave carpets at a workshop in the outskirts of Peshawar
Ethnic Hazara Afghan boys weave carpets at a workshop in the outskirts of Peshawar January 30, 2010. The child labourers, between the ages of seven and 15, earn about 100 Pakistan rupees ($1.20) per day. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS)
PAKISTAN/
RTR29N7S
January 30, 2010
Nine-year-old Mohammad Hussain (C), an ethnic Hazara Afghan boy, weaves carpets with his siblings at...
Peshawar, Pakistan
Nine-year-old Mohammad Hussain weaves carpets with his siblings at a workshop in the outskirts of Peshawar...
Nine-year-old Mohammad Hussain (C), an ethnic Hazara Afghan boy, weaves carpets with his siblings at a workshop in the outskirts of Peshawar January 30, 2010. Hussain and other child labourers, between the ages of seven and 15, earn about 100 Pakistan rupees ($1.20) per day. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTXQ4W7
October 29, 2009
Afghans work in a carpet workshop in a village near Herat October 29, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl...
Herat, Afghanistan
Afghans work in a carpet workshop in a village near Herat
Afghans work in a carpet workshop in a village near Herat October 29, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (AFGHANISTAN SOCIETY)
KASHMIR-CARPET
RTXCKUX
March 10, 2009
Kashmiri workers display carpets at a carpet factory in Srinagar March 10, 2009. The global economic...
Srinagar, India
Kashmiri workers display carpets at a carpet factory in Srinagar
Kashmiri workers display carpets at a carpet factory in Srinagar March 10, 2009. The global economic crisis is threatening to unravel Indian Kashmir's popular carpet industry, which, in the past was largely unaffected by a bloody 20-year rebellion, officials and traders say. REUTERS/Danish Ismail (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR SOCIETY BUSINESS)
ALGERIA-SECURITY/
RTX6IYJ
June 05, 2008
A man collects rubbish in Tiziouzou, 100km (62 miles) east of Algiers, near a wall covered with graffiti...
JEBLA, Algeria
To match feature ALGERIA-SECURITY
A man collects rubbish in Tiziouzou, 100km (62 miles) east of Algiers, near a wall covered with graffiti which reads "politicians resign" in this picture taken May 24, 2008. The mountains of northern Algeria have long sheltered outlaws, but it's not just rugged terrain that draws al Qaeda to ravines and forests. The local Berber people's alienation from the Arab-dominated government of the OPEC member makes the steep slopes of Kabylie a congenial base for the toughest rebel force in north Africa. Picture taken May 24, 2008. To match feature ALGERIA-SECURITY REUTERS/Louafi Larbi (ALGERIA)
ALGERIA-SECURITY
RTX6IYI
June 05, 2008
Cars queue at an army checkpoint in Algeria's Kabylie region, 200 km (124 miles) east of Algiers, in...
JEBLA, Algeria
To match feature ALGERIA-SECURITY
Cars queue at an army checkpoint in Algeria's Kabylie region, 200 km (124 miles) east of Algiers, in this picture taken May 24, 2008. The mountains of northern Algeria have long sheltered outlaws, but it's not just rugged terrain that draws al Qaeda to ravines and forests. The local Berber people's alienation from the Arab-dominated government of the OPEC member makes the steep slopes of Kabylie a congenial base for the toughest rebel force in north Africa. Picture taken May 24, 2008. To match feature ALGERIA-SECURITY REUTERS/Louafi Larbi (ALGERIA)
IRAN-CARPETS/
RTR1TXSS
September 17, 2007
A man uses a traditional knife to cut yarn after knots are tied as he weaves a carpet at a factory in...
Mashad, Iran
To match feature IRAN-CARPETS/
A man uses a traditional knife to cut yarn after knots are tied as he weaves a carpet at a factory in Mashad, 950 km (590 miles) east of Tehran in this November 8, 2006 file photo. One of Iran's best-known exports, Persian carpets made from silk, wool and cotton are traditionally by women in villages, who use natural dyes derived from plants to colour them in rich hues where red, brown and cream dominate. But a half-empty hall at the annual Persian Carpet Grand Exhibition last month showed the business facing tough challenges, both at home and abroad. To match feature IRAN-CARPETS/ REUTERS/Caren Firouz/Files (IRAN)
SWEDEN-BOATING/
RTR1SN67
August 09, 2007
A powerboat motors through the busy inner harbour in Stockholm August 8, 2007. You need a licence to...
Stockholm, Sweden
To match feature SWEDEN-BOATING/
A powerboat motors through the busy inner harbour in Stockholm August 8, 2007. You need a licence to drive a car or fly a plane, but in Sweden just about anyone can take the helm of a 200 horsepower speedboat that zips along at speeds up to 70 km (44 miles) an hour. That could change if a plan to make boaters apply for licences becomes law. The result, sailors say, could be a more bureaucratic, rule-bound sea around Sweden's rugged coasts -- but also a safer one. Picture taken August 8, 2007. To match feature SWEDEN-BOATING/ REUTERS/Bob Strong (SWEDEN)
SWEDEN-BOATING/
RTR1SN66
August 09, 2007
Motor boats wait to pass through a lock system in Stockholm's busy inner harbor in this photo taken August...
Stockholm, Sweden
To match feature SWEDEN-BOATING/
Motor boats wait to pass through a lock system in Stockholm's busy inner harbor in this photo taken August 8, 2007. You need a licence to drive a car or fly a plane, but in Sweden just about anyone can take the helm of a 200 horsepower speedboat that zips along at speeds up to 70 km (44 miles) an hour. That could change if a plan to make boaters apply for licences becomes law. The result, sailors say, could be a more bureaucratic, rule-bound sea around Sweden's rugged coasts -- but also a safer one. Picture taken August 8, 2007. To match feature SWEDEN-BOATING/ REUTERS/Bob Strong (SWEDEN)
LEBANON-FIGHTING/REFUGEES
RTR1QVXD
June 17, 2007
Palestinian men evacuated from Nahr al-Bared refugee camp play cards in a school converted into a shelter,...
Tripoli, Lebanon
Palestinian men evacuated from Nahr al-Bared refugee camp play cards in a school converted into a shelter,...
Palestinian men evacuated from Nahr al-Bared refugee camp play cards in a school converted into a shelter, in the Palestinian Beddawi refugee camp in northern Lebanon June 17, 2007. The United Nations school in the north Lebanon Beddawi camp is heaving with lice-infested, barefoot children and crams dozens of people in a single classroom. The school is where many Palestinian refugees sought shelter after fighting flared between Lebanese troops and al Qaeda-inspired militants in the nearby Nahr al-Bared camp, forcing them and thousands of others to flee. REUTERS/Loay Abu Haykel (LEBANON)
FIRE/HOLLYWOOD
RTR1O4H2
March 31, 2007
A Los County fire hawk water-dropping helicopter makes a drop on a wildfire in the rugged Hollywood Hills,...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
A Los County County fire hawk water-dropping helicopter makes a drop on a wildfireabove Los Angeles
A Los County fire hawk water-dropping helicopter makes a drop on a wildfire in the rugged Hollywood Hills, March 30, 2007. The brush fire in the foothills above Los Angeles sent dark plumes of smoke over the famed Hollywood sign on Friday and threatened an apartment building. REUTERS/Gene Blevins (UNITED STATES)
PORTUGAL-WINE/
RTR1KHGO
December 16, 2006
Barefooted workers stand on squashed grapes after ending work at the Vargelas vineyard in the Douro wine...
Regua, Portugal
To match feature PORTUGAL-WINE
Barefooted workers stand on squashed grapes after ending work at the Vargelas vineyard in the Douro wine region in northern Portugal on September 13, 2006. For centuries, wine producers have laboured in the rugged Douro region, refining wine-making traditions that are as entrenched as the steep valleys in the home of Portugal's unique port wines. To match feature PORTUGAL-WINE. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro (PORTUGAL)
PORTUGAL-WINE/
RTR1KHGJ
December 16, 2006
A woman collects grapes on one of the Douro river hillside vineyards in northern Portugal on September...
Regua, Portugal
To match feature PORTUGAL-WINE
A woman collects grapes on one of the Douro river hillside vineyards in northern Portugal on September 14, 2006. For centuries, wine producers have laboured in the rugged Douro region, refining wine-making traditions that are as entrenched as the steep valleys in the home of Portugal's unique port wines. To match feature PORTUGAL-WINE. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro (PORTUGAL)
PORTUGAL-WINE/
RTR1KHGI
December 16, 2006
A woman collects grapes on one of the Douro river hillside vineyards in northern Portugal on September...
Regua, Portugal
To match feature PORTUGAL-WINE
A woman collects grapes on one of the Douro river hillside vineyards in northern Portugal on September 14, 2006. For centuries, wine producers have laboured in the rugged Douro region, refining wine-making traditions that are as entrenched as the steep valleys in the home of Portugal's unique port wines. To match feature PORTUGAL-WINE. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro (PORTUGAL)
TURKEY SOUTHEAST
RTR1AGMZ
November 29, 2005
A woman weaves a kilim carpet as a way to contribute to the household income in a workshop in Hakkari...
Hakkari, Turkey
To match feature Turkey-Southeast
A woman weaves a kilim carpet as a way to contribute to the household income in a workshop in Hakkari province, the most remote southeast province in Turkey, November 29, 2005. In the shadows of mountains bordering Iraq and Iran, Turkey's Hakkari province may one day be an outpost of the European Union. But for now, it feels cut off from the world. Picture taken November 29, 2005. To match feature Turkey-Southeast REUTERS/Fatih Saribas
LEISURE ARABS MILITANCY
RTR19RU0
October 23, 2005
Syrian actor Basem Yahkour acts during the filming of "Al Tareeq Al-Waer", or "The Rugged Path", in this...
Unknown, United Arab Emirates
To accompany feature LEISURE ARABS MILITANCY
Syrian actor Basem Yahkour acts during the filming of "Al Tareeq Al-Waer", or "The Rugged Path", in this handout released on October 23, 2005. Exploding buildings, booby-trapped cars and bloodied victims are making their debut on Arab satellite television in daring dramas that deal with Islamist militancy in al Qaeda's main breeding ground. The shows' producers say they are another battleground in the war on home-grown religious zealotry, which many Middle East governments are confronting by crackdowns and media campaigns. In "The Rugged Path", a community is torn apart when some members wage a violent campaign to remove their "infidel" rulers and install "just Islamic rule", in a reference to insurgencies against pro-U.S. governments in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. To accompany feature LEISURE ARABS MILITANCY. REUTERS/Arab Center/Hand out
LEISURE ARABS MILITANCY
RTR19ROL
October 23, 2005
Syrian actress Mania Nabowani (L), Jordanian actors Akef Najem (C) and Yazen Saleem act during the filming...
Unknown, Saudi Arabia
To accompany feature LEISURE ARABS MILITANCY
Syrian actress Mania Nabowani (L), Jordanian actors Akef Najem (C) and Yazen Saleem act during the filming of "Al Tareeq Al-Waer", or "The Rugged Path", in this handout released on October 23, 2005. Exploding buildings, booby-trapped cars and bloodied victims are making their debut on Arab satellite television in daring dramas that deal with Islamist militancy in al Qaeda's main breeding ground. The shows' producers say they are another battleground in the war on home-grown religious zealotry, which many Middle East governments are confronting by crackdowns and media campaigns. In "The Rugged Path", a community is torn apart when some members wage a violent campaign to remove their "infidel" rulers and install "just Islamic rule", in a reference to insurgencies against pro-U.S. governments in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. To accompany feature LEISURE ARABS MILITANCY. REUTERS/Arab Center/Hand out
PAKISTAN AFGHAN REFUGEES
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September 03, 2005
Afghan refugees preparing to make their way back to their home country leave a refugee camp near the...
Quetta, Pakistan
Afghan refugees leave camp as they prepare to go home near western Pakistani city of Quetta.
Afghan refugees preparing to make their way back to their home country leave a refugee camp near the western Pakistani city of Quetta September 3, 2005. Pakistan extended a deadline for the closure of Afghan refugee camps in a rugged tribal region as more than 100,000 refugees are still being processed for repatriation. About 2.5 million Afghans have returned home from Pakistan since U.S.-led forces overthrew Afghanistan's Taliban government in 2001, but more than three million remain. REUTERS/Rizwan Saeed ZH/SA
ROMANIA CHURCHES
RTR721S
July 02, 2004
A nun weaves a rug in the Barsana monastery in the Maramures region (700km northwest of Bucharest) in...
Bucharest, Romania
A nun weaves a rug in the Barsana monastery in Romania's Maramures region.
A nun weaves a rug in the Barsana monastery in the Maramures region (700km northwest of Bucharest) in this July 2, 2004 file picture. European Union candidate Romania has recently launched a programme of helping local communities draw EU funds to make the wooden churches of Maramures more visitor-friendly and bring wealthy western tourists to this unique but distant region in the north of the Balkan country. TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE BC-ROMANIA-CHURCHES. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel BC/GB
LIFE MOB
RTRZ5K
July 24, 2003
People watch as some 200 members of the Mob Project chant and make
bird-like noises from a perch in...
New York, United States of America
PEOPLE WATCH MOB GROUP MAKE BIRD CALLS IN CENTRAL PARK.
People watch as some 200 members of the Mob Project chant and make
bird-like noises from a perch in Central Park near the American Museum
of Natural History in New York on July 24, 2003. The "flash mob" was
the fifth installment of the Mob Project, a Web-enabled movement in
which a group of people all show up at a place at an assigned time, act
out a loose script, and then take off. The sudden mobs have so far
targeted a Hyatt Hotel, the Macy's rug department and a high-end shoe
store in Soho. Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

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LIFE MOB
RTRZ5E
July 24, 2003
Some of the approximately 200 members of the Mob Project chant and make
bird-like sounds from a Central...
New York, United States of America
MEMBERS OF MOB GROUP MAKE BIRD CALLS IN CENTRAL PARK.
Some of the approximately 200 members of the Mob Project chant and make
bird-like sounds from a Central Park perch near the American Museum of
Natural History in New York on July 24, 2003. The "flash mob" was the
fifth installment of the Mob Project, a Web-enabled movement in which a
group of people show up at a place at an assigned time, act out a loose
script, and then take off. The sudden mobs have so far targeted a Hyatt
Hotel, the Macy's rug department, and a high-end shoe store in Soho.
REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

SS
AFGHAN ATTACK WINTER
RTR20JJ
February 28, 2002
An Afghan boy reaches for a thread while working in one of the hundred
of carpet factories in the city...
Kabul, Afghanistan - IslamicStateof Afghanistan
AFGHAN BOY WORKS IN A CARPET FACTORY IN KABUL.
An Afghan boy reaches for a thread while working in one of the hundred
of carpet factories in the city of Kabul, February 28, 2002. Child
labor is very common in Afghanistan forcing young boys and girls to
help their families earn money from an early age. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE
REUTERS/Mario Laporta

ML
AFGHAN ATTACK WINTER
RTR20JE
February 28, 2002
Afghan children work in a one of the hundreds of carpet factories in
the city of Kabul, February 28,...
Kabul, Afghanistan - IslamicStateof Afghanistan
AFGHAN CHILDREN WORK IN A CARPET FACTORY IN KABUL.
Afghan children work in a one of the hundreds of carpet factories in
the city of Kabul, February 28, 2002. Child labor is very common in
Afghanistan forcing young boys and girls to help their families earn
money from an early age. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE REUTERS/Mario Laporta

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YACHTING
RTXKY3C
December 21, 2001
A crewman adjusts the mast of one of the yachts moored at Sydney's Cruising Yacht Club of Australia December...
Sydney, Australia
A crewman adjusts the mast of one of the yachts moored at Sydney's Cruising Yacht Club of Australia .....
A crewman adjusts the mast of one of the yachts moored at Sydney's Cruising Yacht Club of Australia December 21, 2001, as final preperations are made to the 76 yachts competing in this year's Sydney-to-Hobart race starting on December 26. The 630-nautical-mile ocean race is shaping up to be a two-boat duel down Australia's east coast as renamed maxi Australian Skandia aims to make up for the disspointment of finishing second to Nicorette in rugged weather last year.
SPORT YACHTING HOBART
RTR15055
December 21, 2001
Sydney Tower rises behind a crewman making adjustments to the mast of
one of the yachts moored at Sydney's...
Sydney, Australia
CREWMAN PREPARES BOAT FOR SYDNEY TO HOBART YACHT RACE.
Sydney Tower rises behind a crewman making adjustments to the mast of
one of the yachts moored at Sydney's Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
December 21, 2001, as final preperations are made to the 76 yachts
competing in this year's Sydney-to-Hobart race starting December 26.
The 630-nautical-mile ocean race is shaping up to be a two-boat duel
down Australia's east coast as renamed maxi Australian Skandia aims to
make up for the disspointment of finishing second to Nicorette in
rugged weather last year. REUTERS/David Gray

DG/JD
SPORT YACHTING HOBART
RTR15051
December 21, 2001
A crewman adjusts the mast of one of the yachts moored at Sydney's Cruising
Yacht Club of Australia...
Sydney, Australia
A CREWMAN PREPARES A YACHT MAST FOR THE SYDNEY TO HOBART RACE.
A crewman adjusts the mast of one of the yachts moored at Sydney's Cruising
Yacht Club of Australia December 21, 2001, as final preperations are made to
the 76 yachts competing in this year's Sydney-to-Hobart race starting on
December 26. The 630-nautical-mile ocean race is shaping up to be a two-boat
duel down Australia's east coast as renamed maxi Australian Skandia aims to
make up for the disspointment of finishing second to Nicorette in rugged
weather last year. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE REUTERS/David Gray

DG/JD
ATTACK AFGHANISTAN CHILDREN
RTRQ79V
December 09, 2001
Twelve year old Arshad's (C) tiny fingers dart deftly among the
coloured threads stretched over a simple...
Kabul, Afghanistan
AFGHAN BOY WEAVES RUG WITH HIS BROTHERS IN KABUL.
Twelve year old Arshad's (C) tiny fingers dart deftly among the
coloured threads stretched over a simple loom where he and two of his
four brothers sit weaving a brightly patterned Afghan rug in Kabul
December 9, 2001. After five years of making kilims, rising well before
dawn and toiling 11 hours a day, Arshad is expert at the centuries-old
skill. Child labour is endemic in Afghanistan, where 23 years of war,
three years of drought and the absence of a conventional economy have
made the central Asian country one of the world's poorest. Picture
taken Decmeber 9, 2001 REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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