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October 14, 2011

A simple day in the life...

Often in the Big Picture we feature "slice of life" photography originating from around the world, brought to us by photographers based in those countries who work for the Associated Press, Reuters and Getty Images. The photographs are often simple and show daily life in many places that we might not be able to experience in any other way except through those photographers' documentation. The images themselves are somewhat universal - they show us where people live and how people live, sometimes not so differently than we do ourselves. -- Paula Nelson (35 photos total)

Three-year-old Nadia Nassrallah eats her breakfast in from of her home in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Oct. 4, 2011. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press)

An elderly Nepalese man watches a boy play with a flag of a local political party in Bhaktapur on the outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal, Oct. 10, 2011. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press) #

A Pakistani man sits inside his jewelry shop while others gather at a grocery store in a Christian neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan, Oct. 7, 2011. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associted Press) #

A Pakistani boy, Sajjad Sadiq, 7, stands among bricks where his family works in a brick factory near Islamabad, Pakistan, Oct. 12, 2011. (Nathalie Bardou/Associated Press) #

Shaima Akram, 12 and her nine-year-old sister, Shamila, rest while working with their family in a brick factory near Islamabad, Pakistan, Oct. 3, 2011. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

An Afghan carpet seller displays a handmade rug bearing the image of US President Barack Obama inside his shop in Kabul, Afghanistan. The shop owner said the he spent a year sewing the carpet and that it is not for sale. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

Afghan refugee Lubna neematuallah cares for her brother Arman in a slum near Islamabad, Pakistan, Oct. 9, 2011. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

Syrian children enjoy the courtyard of the historic Ommayad Mosque in Damascus, Syria, Oct. 3, 2011. (Muzaffar Salman/Associated Press) #

An Indian girl collects drinking water at a slum in Mumbai, India, Oct. 3, 2011. (Rafiq Maqbool/Associated Press) #

A street scene in Tripoli, Libya, Sept. 30, 2011. (Alexandre Meneghini/Associated Press) #

An Afghan boy closes the curtain of a cabin by Qargha Lake, 20 kms west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 30, 2011. (Kamran Jebreili/Associcated Press) #

Wind turbines dot the landscape in Palmerston North, New Zealand, Sept. 30, 2011. (Natacha Pisarenko/Associated Press) #

A young girl asks for alms outside of a mosque in New Delhi, India, Sept. 30, 2011. (Altaf Qadri/Associated Press) #

A restaurant employee arranges persimmons on a shelf in Seoul, South Korea, Sept. 29, 2011. (Lee Jin-man/Associated Press) #

An Indian rag picker carries a sack of trash collected from the beach along the Arabian Sea coast in Mumbai, India, Sept. 26, 2011. (Rafiq Maqbool/Associated Press) #

Pakistanis sit on the seashore in Karachi, Pakistan, enjoying the sunset, Sept. 26, 2011. (Muhammed Muheisen/ Associated Press) #

Three-year-old Afghan refugee Nageen Jihandad plays with her doll in a slum near Islamabad, Pakistan, Sept. 28, 2011. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

A local artist, Grand Hughes, sits at his street stall in Napier, New Zealand, Sept. 25, 2011. (Junji Kurokawa/Associated Press) #

A Jordanian girl drives sheep on the outskirts of Amman, Jordan, Sept. 20, 2011. (Nader Daoud/Associated Press) #

Ismail, a Palestinian who lives near the evacuated Jewish settlement of Netzarim, south of Gaza City, untangles a net set to trap migratory birds, Sept. 17, 2011. (Bernat Armangue/Associated Press) #

Palestinians gather on the rooftop of a building where construction was stopped. The building was bombed in January 2009 during Israel's military offensive in Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip. Sept. 16, 2011. (Bernat Armangue/Associated Press) #

Pakistani Anwar Ashian, 15, washes in a water reservoir on a roadside near Islamabad, Pakistan, Sept. 15, 2011. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

South Korean honor guard soldiers check each other's military uniforms at the Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea, Sept. 14, 2011. (Lee Jin-man/Associated Press) #

Newlyweds Nadia Zubi and Ameen Imseeh pose during a portrait session by a photographer between the pillars of the Citadel in Amman, Jordan, Sept. 12, 2011. The site towers over central Amman and includes some of the earliest fortifications known to man: a Byzantine Church dating from the 6th or 7th century, the Temple of Hercules dating from 161-180 AD and the Umayyad Palace complex dating from around 720 AD. (Nader Daoud/Associated Press) #

An Indian vendor sells metal pipes at a wholesale market in New Delhi, India, Sept. 12, 2011. (Tsering Topgyal/Associated Press) #

Indian laborers work at the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project site in Ahmadabad, India, Sept. 12, 2011. (Ajit Solanki/Associated Press) #

A child returns from school in an enclosed cycle rickshaw in New Delhi, India, Sept. 6, 2011. (Gurinder Osan/Associated Press) #

Sheep gather close to solar cell panels near Zusamaltheim, southern Germany. The German cabinet is working on a bill to phase out nuclear power in Europe's biggest economy by 2022, prompted by the disaster in March 2011 at Japan's Fukushima plant. The bill focuses on ways to fill the gap left by nuclear power, including building new coal and gas power plants, expanding the production of electricity with renewable sources like solar and wind power, reducing Germany's energy use and improving transmission networks. (Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images) #

Afghan girls attend a class at a camp in Kabul, Oct. 11, 2011. Women's rights have improved in Afghanistan since the Taliban were ousted, but recent Oxfam data shows women's personal safety, opportunity and human rights inside the nation are beginning to erode to conditions that existed previously. (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images) #

The Belchatow power plant, Sept. 28, 2011, in Belchatow, near Lodz central Poland. Poland's largest electricity producer PGE, started a new 858-megawatt generator earlier this year at its Elektrownia Belchatow coal-fired power plant, making it one of the largest in the world. (Darek Redos/AFP/Getty Images) #

A boy dives into a swimming pool on Wazir Akbar Kahn hill in Kabul, Oct. 12, 2011. (Omar Sobhani/Reuters) #

Muskan, a female child of an Indian worker, is given a quick bath at a construction site in New Delhi, India. (Gurinder Osan/Associated Press) #

Afghan children enjoy a ride on a swing set up inside a cemetery near Sakhi shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 11, 2011. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

An Afghan woman looks at the fashion displayed on a mannequin in Herat, Afghanistan, Oct. 9, 2011. (Hoshang Hashimi/Associated Press) #

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children watch chickens being slaughtered as part of the Kaparot ritual in which it is believed one's sins from the past year are transferred to the chicken, in Jerusalem's religious Mea Shearim neighborhood, Oct. 5, 2011. The ceremony is held before the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Jews traditionally observe this holy day with a 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer. (Bernat Armangue/Associated Press) #