The president might like to tout his support for American workers, but those workers aren’t the only ones making flags for his Trump 2020 supporters. Photos released by Reuters on Wednesday show a Chinese factory making flags that suppliers will use to promote President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign. Continue reading »
With his hilarious street art creations, the street artist JAUNE is having fun imagining the secret life of the technical services and municipal employees. Jonathan Pauwels, aka JAUNE, is a Belgian street artist who populates the city with tiny workers wearing the classical fluorescent jackets, imagining amusing and offbeat situations. Continue reading »
Female metro passengers hold flowers presented to them by metro workers, prior to International Women’s Day in Kiev, Ukraine, 02 March 2016. The hustle and bustle of the morning commute is broken up by an unexpected surprise. The first passengers to step on the train receive – a warm welcome and a pot of flowers. Continue reading »
A child wearing a mask poses for a photo in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, Nicaragua, October 16, 2015. People prepare to participate in the popular annual festival called “The Aguizotes” held on the last Friday of October, where residents dress up as characters from legends and folklore mythology of Nicaragua. (Photo by Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters)
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A sex worker stages a performance to denounce what they say is abuse and social stigma against them in Madrid, Spain, October 14, 2015. Placard reads “Prostitutes are the ones that make the streets dirty”. (Photo by Andrea Comas/Reuters)
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Employees wear “No-Face” masks during working hours at a service company in Handan, Hebei Province of China. As a service company, staff must smile to customers every day. Continue reading »
A woman stands in a gift shop in central Rason city, part of the special economic zone northeast of Pyongyang, in this August 30, 2011 file photo. North Korea is a militarized, male-dominated society, but it is women who are making the money as the insular nation allows an unofficial market-based economy to take shape. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)
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Chinese workers prepare sheep’s wool before it is processed and bleached at a factory on July 12, 2014 near Zhangzhou, China. The facility prepares wool to be used in the manufacturing of footwear and clothing for export to Western markets and for consumption within China. (Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images AsiaPac) Continue reading »
North Korea is a nation known for its reclusiveness. Media coverage is strictly censored and press freedom highly restricted. Occasionally, the government permits foreign journalists to take guided tours, which allows a limited view of what’s inside the country.
Reuters photographer Bobby Yip captured pictures of workers at the Kim Jong-suk Pyongyang Silk Mill in Pyongyang April 9. The factory is named after the wife of North Korea founder Kim Il-sung and appears to employ women exclusively on the factory floor. Little else is known about the mill, such as working conditions or level of output, but these photos present a rare glimpse into how the North Korean government would like outsiders to see its industry. Continue reading »
New recycling units, by private company Renew, feature news aimed at workers in the City like this one which was unveiled in Gresham Street, St Paul’s. The $48,000 devices broadcast news to the City but can also transmit updates during emergencies. Content will be provided by The Economist and the London Stock Exhchange among other outlets. The idea could be transferred to New York, Tokyo and Singapore.
In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was condemned by the gods to push a giant rock up a hill for eternity. In modern-day LA, the city’s largest museum has spent months — and $5 million to $10 million — trying to get a 340-ton boulder from a dusty quarry in Riverside onto its campus west of downtown.
Joe Schofield stands in front of a 340-ton rock as he and other workers prepare to transport the rock from Riverside County to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art at Stone Valley Materials in Riverside, Calif. (Jae C. Hong / AP) Continue reading »
Rescue workers climb down a cliff after rescuing the occupants of a taxi that got stuck in a crevice in La Paz, Bolivia, Sept. 12. The taxi driver lost control of the vehicle and drove off the main highway connecting La Paz with El Alto. Three people died in the accident while another three survived, police said. (David Mercado / Reuters)
Nick Valenza helps to put some finishing touches on “Forever Marilyn”, a sculpture by Seward Johnson, on July 14, in Chicago. The stainless steel and aluminum sculpture which stands 26 feet tall and weighs 34,000 pounds will be unveiled tomorrow and remain on display in Chicago through the spring of 2012. The sculpture was inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s iconic scene in the 1955 movie Seven Year Itch. (Scott Olson / Getty Images) Continue reading »
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