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BEAUTY ON WHEELS: Partial view of the Mercedes stand with a concept car, top, and a Class S model, bottom, on the eve of the opening of the Paris Auto Show. (AP)

BEAUTY ON WHEELS: Partial view of the Mercedes stand with a concept car, top, and a Class S model, bottom, on the eve of the opening of the Paris Auto Show. (AP)

CHILD LABOUR ENDED: A child works at a balloon factory in Dhaka. Bangladesh adopted the National Child Labour Elimination Policy 2010, ending all forms of child labour by 2015. There are about 3.2 million child workers. (AP)

CHILD LABOUR ENDED: A child works at a balloon factory in Dhaka. Bangladesh adopted the National Child Labour Elimination Policy 2010, ending all forms of child labour by 2015. There are about 3.2 million child workers. (AP)

ECONOMIC LIFT: A construction site in Hefei. China has approved a massive infrastructure package of over $158bn in an effort to boost the flagging economy. (AFP)

ECONOMIC LIFT: A construction site in Hefei. China has approved a massive infrastructure package of over $158bn in an effort to boost the flagging economy. (AFP)

AUSTERITY STRIKES: A police officer throws a stone toward demonstrators during a 24-hours general strike in Athens. Police clashed with youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large protest against new austerity cuts. (AFP)

AUSTERITY STRIKES: A police officer throws a stone toward demonstrators during a 24-hours general strike in Athens. Police clashed with youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large protest against new austerity cuts. (AFP)

UP IN ARMS: People shout slogans during a demonstration by incensed Spaniards to protest against severe anti-austerity measures. (AFP

UP IN ARMS: People shout slogans during a demonstration by incensed Spaniards to protest against severe anti-austerity measures. (AFP

President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi urges governments for decisive action to solve the european debt crisis during the annual meeting of the Federation of German Industries in Berlin.

President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi urges governments for decisive action to solve the european debt crisis during the annual meeting of the Federation of German Industries in Berlin.

OCCUPY CONGRESS: Policemen stand guard in front of Spain's parliament during a protest dubbed “Occupy Congress” by Spain's "indignant" protesters to decry an economic crisis they say has "kidnapped" democracy in Madrid. (AFP)

OCCUPY CONGRESS: Policemen stand guard in front of Spain's parliament during a protest dubbed “Occupy Congress” by Spain's "indignant" protesters to decry an economic crisis they say has "kidnapped" democracy in Madrid. (AFP)

ENDS MEET: A boy sells plastic wares in Herat. Many Afghans struggle to make a living in an economy that despite making progress remains extremely poor, landlocked and highly dependent on foreign aid. (AFP)

ENDS MEET: A boy sells plastic wares in Herat. Many Afghans struggle to make a living in an economy that despite making progress remains extremely poor, landlocked and highly dependent on foreign aid. (AFP)

AUTOMOTIVE MARVEL : People look at the Koenigsegg CCX on display during the Stockholm Car Festival at Kungstradgarden. The festival is Sweden's first outdoor car saloon which takes place from September 21 to 23. (AFP)

AUTOMOTIVE MARVEL : People look at the Koenigsegg CCX on display during the Stockholm Car Festival at Kungstradgarden. The festival is Sweden's first outdoor car saloon which takes place from September 21 to 23. (AFP)

TOUCHY FEELY: Tom Carroll with his collection of paper stocks in Washington. At a time when most stock trading is powered by rapid-fire computers, some still relish the tangibility of handling paper stocks. (AP)

TOUCHY FEELY: Tom Carroll with his collection of paper stocks in Washington. At a time when most stock trading is powered by rapid-fire computers, some still relish the tangibility of handling paper stocks. (AP)