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A worker carries chickens at Ghazipur Murga Mandi, in New Delhi.

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A laborer wearing a face mask carries vegetables at a market in Mumbai. India is reporting 31,521 newly confirmed coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, dropping to just over a third of the peak level seen in mid-September.

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Workers prepare a media stand ahead of Republic Day parade, in New Delhi.

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Labourers along with their belongings walk near India Gate, in New Delhi.

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Daily wage laborers wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus wait to be hired for work by a roadside in Kochi, Kerala state. India's total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began crossed 9 million on Friday.

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Labourers carry sacks containing wheat grain, at a grain market in Amritsar district.

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Labourers dig a canal along agricultural fields at a village in Nagaon district of Assam.

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Daily wage laborers wait to get hired for the day in Mumbai.

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Laborers carry vegetables early morning at a wholesale market in Lucknow.

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Migrant workers, returning from their native places, stand in queues to get tested for COVID- 19 after they arrived in Thane

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Labours having lunch at a pavement in New Delhi.

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A health worker takes sample from a construction worker for COVID-19 test as others wait for their turn, in New Delhi.

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A construction worker displays an acknowledgement receipt during the 'Nirman Mazdoor Registration Abhiyan'' at a government school, in New Delhi.

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Construction workers stand in a queue to get registered during the 'Nirman Mazdoor Registration Abhiyan' at a government school, in New Delhi. The Delhi government launched 'Niraman Mazdoor Registration Abhiyan', under which a mega registration campaign is held for construction workers from August 24 to September 11.

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Palestinian laborers some wearing protective face masks amid concerns over the country's coronavirus outbreak, cross illegally into Israel from the West Bank through an opening in a fence near the West Bank town of Hebron.

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Workers load freshly plucked tea-leaves in a vehicle, at a tea estate in Nagaon district.

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Daily laborers rest on their parked carts during West Bengal state lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Kolkata.

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A worker stitches masks at a garments factory, converted to manufacture protective masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata

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Labourers are seen working at an under-construction site, in Greter Noida.

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Labourers are seen working at an under-construction site, in Greter Noida.

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Labourers are seen working at an under-construction site, in Greter Noida.

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Workers erect a stand near Red Fort as part of preparations for upcoming Independence Day celebrations, during Unlock 2.0, in New Delhi.

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Labourers pull their carts with sacks on them, during Unlock 2.0, at Chandni Chowk in New Delhi.

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Daily wage laborers wait to be employed, in front of a closed shop in Hyderabad. India's fragile health system was bolstered during a stringent monthslong lockdown but could still be overwhelmed by an exponential rise in infections.

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Sand mining labourers travel on a boat after their work during COVID-19 lockdown, in Patna.

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Bengaluru Bruhat Mahanagar Palike contract staff members during a sit-in protest, demanding to clear their outstanding pay and hike in remuneration, in Bengaluru.

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Porters carry luggage of passengers at Prayagraj Railway Station, in Prayagraj.

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Labourers work to repair a road under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme, in Kolkata.

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Labourers work on an under-construction underground tunnel at Mathura Road near Bhairon Marg, in New Delhi.

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A worker speaks on the phone as he sits on the back of a moving truck loaded with goods, during unlock 1.0, in Kolkata.

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Labourers work on an under-construction bridge after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 'Garib Kalyan Rojgar Yojana' scheme to boost livelihood opportunities in rural India, in Patna.

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A labour drinks water during a hot summer day, amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in New Delhi.

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A laborer talks on his mobile phone as he transports a refrigerator on his back at a market in Jammu. India whose coronavirus caseload is fifth highest in the world has partially restored trains and domestic flights and allowed reopening of shops and manufacturing.

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Women labourers work at a site under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) on the outskirts of Ajmer.

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Workers at a utensils factory during the fifth phase of COVID-19 lockdown in Agartala.

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Labourers load goods on a truck at Burrabazar during the fourth phase of COVID 19 lockdown, in Kolkata.

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Labourers under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) work at a site during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, on the outskirts of Beawar. Rajasthan recorded engagement of over 41.67 lakh labourers in MGNREGA works on Thursday.

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Workers unload goods from a bus during the fourth phase of COVID 19 lockdown, in Kolkata. Some of the restrictions have been eased in the ongoing fourth phase.

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A masked protester holds a sign against government reforms to fight the economic and health crisis brought by the COVID-19 pandemic in Quito, Ecuador. Worker unions say the reforms include shortening workdays from 8 to 6 hours, thus lowering pay, and criticize that the new laws benefit employers over workers.

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Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workers clean railings, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Kolkata.

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Workers wearing protective suits work at a machine packing edible oil at a factory, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Jammu.

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Labourers work on the extension part of Sanpada Flyover on Sion-Panvel Highway, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Navi Mumbai.

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Worker resumes the construction work of a bridge near Mayur Vihar, on a hot day, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in New Delhi.

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Labourers load sacks of fertilizers onto a truck from a goods train at a railway station, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Karad.

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Labourers are taken from one place to another due to insufficient labour in agricultral fields during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in West Bengal.

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Daily wage labourers wait to be hired in a market during the nationwide lockdown in wake of the coronavirus pandemic in Delhi.

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Labour pulling loaded cart during the nationwide lockdown in wake of the coronavirus pandemic in Delhi.

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Labourers load salt bags onto trucks from goods train, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi.

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Labourers unload banana bunches from a truck at a fruit market, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Birbhum district of West Bengal

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A labourer carries a sack of garlic at a wholesale market, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Jabalpur.

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Labourers are seen working at a railway track on International Workers' Day, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Jabalpur.

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Sonit (22), a migrant worker from West Bengal, takes a bath after cleaning a manhole, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Ghaziabad. Sonit is working for the past 4 years in this field and earns Rs 11,000 per month. He continues choicelessly to work inside sewer lines to earn a living amid this pandemic, exposing his body to added risk.

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A labourer carrying goods walks past a mural, during the nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Guwahati.

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A labourer is seen standing on a rickshaw carrying vegetables on her way to work on the occasion of Labour Day, during the nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Guwahati.

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Labourers are seen working at a brick factory on Labour Day, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Chandigarh.

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Labourers unload sacks from a truck while working on Labour Day, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Patna.

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Labourers are seen working at an under-construction site on Labour Day, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Patna.

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Labourers unload sacks of wheat from a goods train at Container Corporation of India Ltd (CONCOR) yard on International Workers’ Day, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Navi Mumbai.

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Labourers are seen working at a railway track on Labour Day, during the ongoing Lockdown, in Amethi.

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Women carry bricks as they work at a brick kiln on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

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A worker sitting in front of closed door during the nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in West Bengal.

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Labourers are seen working at a new bridge on Krishna river on the eve of Labour Day, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Karad.

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A woman labourer dries a fry-able snack made from seasoned dough, on the eve of May Day (also known as Labour Day), on the outskirts of Agartala

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Labourers are seen working at a brick kiln on the eve of Labour Day, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, on the outskirts of Amritsar

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Labourers unload fertilizers from a goods train on the eve of Labour Day, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Jalandhar.

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Labourers resume working on a flyover near Navi Mumbai International Airport, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at Ulwe in Navi Mumbai.

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Labourers rest inside mosquito nets at a footpath during ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Kolkata.

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Labourers resume working at a brick factory during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus, in Prayagraj.

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Labourers look outside from a window while working in a rice mill to supple rice sacks to West Bengal government during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, at Mirzapur in Birbhum district.

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Labourers work on a bamboo structure during a nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Bengaluru.

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A municipal worker sweeps a street on the eve of International Women's Day in Hyderabad.

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A woman laborer carries soil to plant trees on a street on the eve of International Women's Day in Hyderabad.

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Daily wage laborers wait to get hired in Mumbai. An economic survey for 2019-20 presented to Parliament by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the economy grew around 5%, but shows signs of having bottomed out.

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Labourers work at a construction site amid dense fog, on the outskirts of Jammu.

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Workers take a break as they sit on sacks filled with food items at Chawri Bazar market in New Delhi. PM Modi on Monday interacted with top business tycoons to discuss issues facing the economy and measures needed to boost growth amid the weakest economic growth in six years.

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Daily laborers wait outside a market which was the scene of a devastating fire Sunday, in New Delhi.

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Employees stand outside the Dark Forest Furniture Company (DAFFCO), owned by Cafe Coffee Day, following its shutdown due to financial constraints after its founder V G Siddhartha passed away, at Chikmagalur in Karnataka.

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Labourers thrash bundles of rice paddy at a field, in Ranbir Singh Pura about 25 km from Jammu.

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Women workers carry chairs into the field during a training session of Indian team ahead of their third and last cricket test match against South Africa in Ranchi.

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Workers leave after cleaning the premises of a temple in Mamallapuram, in southern India ahead of visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Workers sit on containers of apples at Narwal fruit market, on the outskirts of Jammu.

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Mary Chipiro, a farm worker at Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's Dairy farm, sits with her child outside her thatched hut at the farm compound in Mazoe, Zimbabwe.

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Migrant workers crowd outside the government transport yard to buy bus tickets to leave the region, during curfew in Srinagar.

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Migrant laborers wait at a railway station to leave the region in Jammu.

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Migrant laborers carry their luggage and prepare to leave the region, at a railway station in Jammu.

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Workers sleep on top of a cargo truck transporting cement, in Kenscoff, Haiti.

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Workers carry a sack of rice from a boat, to be sold in the market, at Nadia district of West Bengal.

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A laborer cleans a blocked sewage pipe in Srinagar. Thousands of trade union members and activists were marking May Day by marching through Asia's capitals and demanding better working conditions and expanding labor rights.

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Workers load fertilizer bags on a truck, on the eve of Labour Day also known as May Day, in Amritsar.

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Laborers work at a construction site in Jammu. International Labor Day also known as May Day is marked across the world on May 1.

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A worker wears a worn out protection mask as he works in a small aluminum factory in Hyderabad. International Labor Day also known as May Day is marked across the world on May 1.

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A man works in a small aluminum factory in Hyderabad. International Labor Day also known as May Day is marked across the world on May 1.

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A worker works in a small aluminum factory in Hyderabad. International Labor Day also known as May Day is marked across the world on May 1.

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Myanmar workers march during a ceremony in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Myanmar workers holding a placard read, "Government to sign 98 facts of ILO law," shout slogans during a marching ceremony in Yangon, Myanmar. Hundreds most of factory workers marched to mark International Workers' Day asked for to get their labor rights.

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Cambodian workers stage a rally marking May Day at Tonle Sap river bank, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Some hundreds of workers staged a rally, demanding a better working condition.

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Protesters, mostly workers, gather for a rally prior to marching towards the Presidential Palace in Manila to pay tribute to workers in celebration of International Labor Day in the Philippines.

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Protesters, mostly workers, gather for a rally prior to marching towards the Presidential Palace in Manila to pay tribute to workers in celebration of International Labor Day in the Philippines.

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Thousands of workers march towards the Presidential Palace in Manila to pay tribute to workers in celebration of International Labor Day in the Philippines. The workers scored President Rodrigo Duterte allegedly for reneging in his campaign promise three years ago to end temporary hiring known as "contractualization" or "ENDO (End of Contract)."

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Malaysian workers stage a rally marking May Day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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