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RUGBY-UNION-WORLDCUP/VETERANS
RTS2OVVZ 
September 02, 2019 
Ryuichi Nagayama, 86, Fuwaku Rugby Club's oldest active player, makes green tea after having a breakfast... 
Tokyo, Japan 
The Wider Image: Japan's veteran maulers happy to die in their boots 
Ryuichi Nagayama, 86, Fuwaku Rugby Club's oldest active player, makes green tea after having a breakfast at his house in Tokyo, Japan, May 18, 2019. As a doctor, Nagayama is well aware of the risks involved in playing a high impact sport at his age and the club's website gives detailed advice on health precautions and even links to a life insurance company. "Since I joined Fuwaku Club, I have broken ribs many times and broke my collarbone too," Nagayama said. "I can't stand not playing. That's it... This may sound strange, but I have lost my wife years ago and now I would say I don't mind dying playing rugby." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "RUGBY VETERANS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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 
LEBANON-ODDLY/
RTX1KAB0 
July 14, 2015 
Tea pots are pictured on the ground of the tent where Ahmad, a Syrian man from Idlib, lives with his... 
NORTH LEBANON, Lebanon 
Tea pots are pictured on the ground of the tent where Ahmad, a Syrian man from Idlib, lives with his... 
Tea pots are pictured on the ground of the tent where Ahmad, a Syrian man from Idlib, lives with his family near the banks of Nahr Ibrahim river, in Mount Moussa nature reserve July 13, 2015. Ahmad, who has four children, burns wood to make charcoal for a living and lives with his family in the tent by the river banks within the nature reserve. Ahmad makes between $1 and $3 for every kilogram of charcoal he sells. Picture taken July 13, 2015. REUTERS/Alia Haju TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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) 
GREECE-MOSQUE/
RTX112TI 
June 27, 2013 
Muslim faithful pray inside an old garage which has been transformed into a makeshift mosque at Neos... 
Athens, Greece 
Muslim faithful pray inside old garage which has been transformed into makeshift mosque at Neos Kosmos... 
Muslim faithful pray inside an old garage which has been transformed into a makeshift mosque at Neos Kosmos suburb in Athens May 17, 2013. Greece's plan to build a state-funded mosque in the capital, more than a century in the making, comes as a relief, even if it will be housed in a disused naval base littered with weeds and rubble in a rundown neighbourhood. The mosque's critics say Athens, kept afloat by an international bailout, cannot spare the almost one million euros it will cost given that Greece is in a sixth year of recession, with record high unemployment and sinking living standards. Picture taken May 17, 2013. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION IMMIGRATION POLITICS BUSINESS) 
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) 
BULGARIA/
RTR2V65X 
December 12, 2011 
A Bulgarian Muslim woman walks in front of the dowry for the wedding of Mehmed Aiumankov and Fatme Kichukova... 
Ribnovo, Bulgaria 
A Bulgarian Muslim woman walks in front of the dowry for the wedding of Mehmed Aiumankov and Fatme Kichukova... 
A Bulgarian Muslim woman walks in front of the dowry for the wedding of Mehmed Aiumankov and Fatme Kichukova in the village of Ribnovo, in the Rhodope Mountains, some 210 km (130 miles) south of Sofia December 11, 2011. The remote mountain village of Ribnovo in southwest Bulgaria has kept its traditional winter marriage ceremony alive despite decades of Communist persecution, followed by poverty that forced many men to seek work abroad. The wedding ritual was resurrected with vigour among the Pomaks - Slavs who converted to Islam under Ottoman rule. Today Muslims make up 10 percent of Bulgaria's 7.4 million population. The highlight of the ceremony is the painting of the bride's face, where in a private rite open only to female in-laws, her face is covered in thick, chalky white paint and decorated with colourful sequins. Picture taken December 11, 2011. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION) 
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 
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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/
RTR2TZFO 
November 14, 2011 
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Kashan, Iran 
Dyed silks are hung out to dry at dye factory in Dram industrial area 
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Dyed silks are hung out to dry at a dye factory in the Dram industrial area, northwestern 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 2000 years ago. Persian carpets can be mostly divided into three size groups, large (3x4 metres), medium (2x3 metres) and small, which is called Ghaliche, (1x1.5 metres). For a larger 24-square-metre silk carpet, each 70 cm section takes about one 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 TEXTILE) 
IRAN/
RTR2TZBI 
November 14, 2011 
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Kashan, Iran 
A worker stands in front of an Iranian handmade carpet at a carpet workshop in Kashan 
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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 
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Kashan, Iran 
Atena works on a loom at a carpet workshop in Kashan 
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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 
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Kashan, Iran 
A worker works on a loom at a carpet workshop in Kashan 
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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/
RTR2TXMN 
November 12, 2011 
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Qom, Iran 
A view shows the hand of a worker at a carpet workshop in Qom 
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A view shows the hand of a worker 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/
RTR2TXMH 
November 12, 2011 
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Qom, Iran 
A worker repairs a handmade carpet at a carpet workshop in Qom 
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A worker repairs a handmade 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 
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office... 
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) 
SPAIN/
RTR2ETWK 
June 06, 2010 
A man makes a floral carpet before a Corpus Christi procession in La Laguna, in the Spanish Canary island... 
La Laguna, Spain 
A man makes a floral carpet before a Corpus Christi procession in La Laguna, in the Spanish Canary island... 
A man makes a floral carpet before a Corpus Christi procession in La Laguna, in the Spanish Canary island of Tenerife June 6, 2010. In this traditional Catholic religious celebration, dedicated to the presence of Christ in the Eucharist, the procession meanders through streets decorated with colourful floral carpets. REUTERS/Santiago Ferrero (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION) 
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) 
ALGERIA/
RTR2EKOV 
May 31, 2010 
A Shawia carpet maker prepares wool at her stall during a carpet festival in Berber village in the eastern... 
KHENCHLA, Algeria 
A Shawia carpet maker prepares wool at her stall during a carpet festival in Berber village in the eastern... 
A Shawia carpet maker prepares wool at her stall during a carpet festival in Berber village in the eastern city of Khenchela May 30, 2010. Berber carpets, which take up to three months to make, are the most expensive in Algeria. The patterns on these carpets represent the identity of the Shawia culture. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (ALGERIA - Tags: SOCIETY) 
ALGERIA/
RTR2EKOU 
May 31, 2010 
A Shawia boy stands near a girl demonstrating her carpet weaving skills with wool during a carpet festival... 
KHENCHLA, Algeria 
Shawia boy stands near girl demonstrating her carpet weaving skills during carpet festival in Berber... 
A Shawia boy stands near a girl demonstrating her carpet weaving skills with wool during a carpet festival in Berber village in the eastern city of Khenchela May 30, 2010. Berber carpets, which take up to three months to make, are the most expensive in Algeria. The patterns on these carpets represent the identity of the Shawia culture. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (ALGERIA - Tags: SOCIETY) 
ALGERIA/
RTR2EKOQ 
May 31, 2010 
A Shawia carpet maker smiles as he is pictured at his stall during a carpet festival in Berber village... 
KHENCHLA, Algeria 
A Shawia carpet maker smiles as he is pictured at his stall during a carpet festival in Berber village... 
A Shawia carpet maker smiles as he is pictured at his stall during a carpet festival in Berber village in the eastern city of Khenchela May 30, 2010. Berber carpets, which take up to three months to make, are the most expensive in Algeria. The patterns on these carpets represent the identity of the Shawia culture. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (ALGERIA - Tags: SOCIETY) 
ALGERIA/
RTR2EKON 
May 30, 2010 
A Shawia girl stands in front of carpets during a carpet festival in Berber village in the eastern city... 
KHENCHLA, Algeria 
A Shawia girl stands in front of carpets during a carpet festival in Berber village in the eastern city... 
A Shawia girl stands in front of carpets during a carpet festival in Berber village in the eastern city of Khenchela May 30, 2010. Berber carpets, which take up to three months to make, are the most expensive in Algeria. The patterns on these carpets represent the identity of the Shawia culture. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (ALGERIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
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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) 
JAPAN
RTXQ2YO 
October 28, 2009 
New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key makes a speech at an unveiling ceremony of Giant Rugby Ball in... 
Tokyo, Japan 
New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key makes a speech at an unveiling ceremony of Giant Rugby Ball in... 
New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key makes a speech at an unveiling ceremony of Giant Rugby Ball in Tokyo October 28, 2009. The world largest rugby ball that measures 25 meters (82 feet) long and 13 meters (42 feet) high sited next to the Tokyo's landmark Tokyo Tower and it will promotes New Zealand's Rugby World Cup 2011 and its tourism industry. The inside of the ball features 360degree large screen. The altar behind is for Japan's Shinto ceremony. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN SPORT) 
ALGERIA
RTXJS5P 
May 20, 2009 
Shawia women attend a carpet weaving course at a training centre at Babar village in eastern city of... 
BABAR, Algeria 
Shawia women attend a carpet weaving course at a training centre at Babar village in eastern city of... 
Shawia women attend a carpet weaving course at a training centre at Babar village in eastern city of Khenchela May 19, 2009. Babar carpets, which takes up to 3 months to make, are the most expensive carpets in Algeria. The patterns on these carpets represent the identity of the Shawia culture. To preserve this traditional tapestry craft, a museum for showcasing these carpets will soon be built at Babar village. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (ALGERIA SOCIETY) 
ALGERIA
RTXJR2U 
May 20, 2009 
A Shawia woman prepares wool to weave carpet at a carpet training centre in Babar village in the eastern... 
BABAR, Algeria 
A Shawia woman prepares wool to weave carpet at a carpet training centre in Babar village in the eastern... 
A Shawia woman prepares wool to weave carpet at a carpet training centre in Babar village in the eastern city of Khenchela May 19, 2009. Babar carpets, which takes up to 3 months to make, are the most expensive carpets in Algeria. The patterns on these carpets represent the identity of the Shawia culture. To preserve this traditional tapestry craft, a museum for showcasing these carpets will soon be built at Babar village. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (ALGERIA) 
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) 
RUGBY-TRI
RTR21U8R 
September 13, 2008 
New Zealand's Rodney So'Oialo makes a break during the Tri-Nations rugby match against Australia in Brisbane... 
Brisbane, multiple countries 
New Zealand's Rodney So'Oialo makes a break during the Tri-Nations rugby match against Australia in Brisbane... 
New Zealand's Rodney So'Oialo makes a break during the Tri-Nations rugby match against Australia in Brisbane September 13, 2008. REUTERS/Steve Holland (AUSTRALIA) 
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) 
USA-POLITICS/CLINTON
RTX5O0R 
May 14, 2008 
Carly Smith, 6, makes an angel in the confetti that dropped during a West Virginia Presidential Primary... 
Charleston, UNITED STATES 
Carly Smith makes angel in confetti after a rally by US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Hillary... 
Carly Smith, 6, makes an angel in the confetti that dropped during a West Virginia Presidential Primary night rally by US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) in Charleston, West Virginia, May 13, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA) 
RUSSIA/
RTR1Z53T 
April 05, 2008 
People set up a picnic next to a mobile sauna that is mounted on a four-wheel drive truck in a forest... 
Barnaul, Russia 
People set up a picnic next to a mobile sauna that is mounted on a four-wheel drive truck in a forest... 
People set up a picnic next to a mobile sauna that is mounted on a four-wheel drive truck in a forest in Barnaul in the Altai region April 5, 2008. A local craftsman installed the Russian sauna, or banya, in the cabin of a four wheel-drive personnel carrier and said the rugged army vehicle can master almost any terrain. REUTERS/Andrei Kasprishin (RUSSIA) 
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) 
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