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September 10, 2014

Sleepers: Part II

Whether you get enough sleep or not, here are some more sleepers who took advantage of wherever they were in the past few months to catch some shuteye. --Lloyd Young (30 photos total)

Chinese shoppers sleep on a bed in the showroom of the IKEA store on July 6 in Beijing, China. Of the world's ten biggest Ikea stores, 8 of them are in China to cater to the country's growing middle class. The stores are designed with extra room displays given the tendency for customers to make a visit an all-day affair. Store management does not discourage shoppers from sleeping on Ikea furniture, even marking them with signs inviting customers to try them out. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

A Pakistani protestor sleeps in a vehicle parked in front of the parliament building, during week long protests from the eastern city of Lahore to the gates of parliament calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ouster over alleged voting fraud, in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Aug. 22. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

Men sleep covered with a mosquito net on a bridge above a train station outside Yangon on Aug. 20. (Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters) #

A worker sleeps in a cocoa warehouse in Dabisso, Ghana, on June 18. (Thierry Gouegnon/Reuters) #

A child sleeps on the steps of an underpass in Manila on June 25. The Philippines' roaring economy cooled in the first quarter of the year as the impacts of Super Typhoon Haiyan and other natural disasters hit harder than expected, official data showed. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Chinese construction worker sleeps on piping as he takes a break at the building site of a new apartment complex on Aug. 29 in Beijing, China. Rapid construction and widespread over-investment in Chinese property created a bubble that continues to deflate. Prices are down, the economy has cooled and newly-constructed projects in many parts of the country remain unoccupied. The housing market accounts for more than 15% of China's annual economic output and so the softening of the market is having a broader economic impact. Analysts believe that a property collapse is unlikely though as local governments are shoring up the sector. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) #

Revelers sleep in a group on the concert grounds during the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, on June 21. The four-day festival is set at the 105 acre grounds on the Dover International Speedway where many well known bands will perform. (Mark Makela/Reuters) #

A vendor sleeps next to bags of onions as he waits for customers at a vegetable wholesale market in Taiyuan, Shanxi province on June 17. China is confident it will hit its growth target of 7.5 percent this year, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday, adding the government was ready to adjust policy to make sure it does. (Jon Woo/Reuters) #

Two Nepalese Hindu women pilgrims, also known as Bolboms, sleep with their children after praying Shiva, the God of Destruction, in Kathmandu, Nepal, on July 28. Thousands of devotees wearing orange attire and carrying holy water flocked at Pashupati Temple. Bolboms believe that all their sins and mistakes committed in life will be forgiven by taking part in this ceremony. (Narendra Shrestha/EPA) #

A woman sleeps with her baby on sidewalk at a market in Mumbai on Aug. 13. (Danish Siddiqui/Reuters) #

A child sleeps beside a dog in front of a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Dhaka on July 1. Muslims are observing the fasting month of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, during which observant believers fast from dawn to dusk. They celebrate the end of the sacred Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr festival. (Andrew Biraj/Reuters) #

Migrant workers sleep under a mosquito net beneath an overpass in Mumbai on July 24. (Danish Siddiqui/Reuters) #

Palestinians sleep at a United Nations school, where people who fled heavy Israeli shelling in the Shejaia neighborhood sought refuge during fighting, in Gaza City on July 21. Israeli forces killed at least 10 Palestinian militants on Monday after they crossed the border from Gaza through two tunnels, the military said, as the death toll from the two-week conflict passed 500. The overnight raids lifted the Palestinian death toll to 484, mostly civilians, since fighting started on July 8. Israel says 18 of its soldiers have also died along with two civilians. (Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters) #

A man sleeps near a classic Mercedes during the 7th classic cars crossing of Paris at Meudon's observatory park on Aug. 3. (Dominque Faget/AFP/Getty Images) #

A 29-day-old Labrador puppy sleeps against a tree at a courtyard in Beijing on Aug. 10. (Jason Lee/Reuters) #

A girl, who is hoping to cross into Egypt with her family, sleeps as they wait at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip on Aug. 5. (Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters) #

A girl sleeps on the back of a bicycle along a street in Beijing on July 30. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images) #

A man sleeps in a hammock during the 2014 O.Z.O.R.A. Festival, described by organizers as the Psychedelic Tribal Gathering, near the village of Ozora, south of Budapest, Hungary, on July 31. Usually attended by festival goers from 60-70 countries worldwide, the festival attracted 15,000 fans this year from July 29 to Aug. 3. (Balazs Mohai/EPA) #

An Indian tea vendor sleeps at his roadside stall in Mumbai on Aug. 7. India is part of a global trend that is advancing towards an increasing urbanization, according to which more than half of the world's population is living in towns and cities. (Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images) #

A child sleeps in a room at the "Zharki" health resort where people who have fled the fighting in the eastern regions of Ukraine live, outside the village of Rybnoye, east of Krasnoyarsk on Sept. 4. About 370 Ukrainian refugees will stay at this temporary camp while being processed by the Russian authorities, local media reported. (Ilya Naymushin/Reuters) #

A Palestinian man sleeps in a tent outside his apartment, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli offensive, during a 72-hour truce in Beit Lahiya town in the northern Gaza Strip on August 11. (Suhaib Salem/Reuters) #

A woman wearing an outfit with the US flag design sleeps on a curb at the Made in America festival in Philadelphia on Aug. 30. The two day music festival is organized by Jay-Z and will have a twin concert in Los Angeles. (Mark Makela/Reuters) #

An albino man sleeps surrounded by piles of equipment in New Delhi, India, on Aug. 26. Many laborers in the Indian capital have no permanent residence and are forced to sleep in the streets. (Bernat Armangue/Associated Press) #

A man takes a nap on a bench at a park in Tokyo on May 8. (Shizuo Kambayashi/Associated Press) #

An office worker looks over at a man sleeping inside the container he uses to collect cardboard for recycling, at the financial district in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The collapse of talks with US creditors sent Argentina into its second debt default in 13 years and raised questions about what comes next for financial markets and the South American nation's staggering economy. (Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press) #

Passengers sleep on a train bound for northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani at Hua Lampong railway station in Bangkok on Aug. 15, 2013. Thailand's railway authority said on July 24, 2014 it will re-launch women- and children-only carriages in main routes nationwide after a 13-year-old girl was raped and killed in her berth on an overnight train earlier this month. The State Railway of Thailand said in a statement that the special carriages will start operating on trains traveling to the north, the northeast and the south on Aug. 1. (Sakchai Lalit/Associated Press) #

Indian laborers sleep in a parched paddy field in Ranbir Singh Pura, about 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Jammu, India, on July 15. Delayed monsoon rains have raised fears of possible drought in some regions with the meteorological department reporting an acute deficit in rainfall in many areas, according to news reports. (Channi Anand/Associated Press) #

An Israeli soldier from the infantry unit sleeps on a slide at an Israeli village near the border with the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on July 27 after returning from combat inside Gaza. The Islamist Hamas movement belatedly accepted diplomatic calls for an extension of a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza shortly after Israel said it was resuming its devastating military assault. (Gil Cohen Magen/AFP/Getty Images) #

A man lies in a newly-opened Ebola isolation center set up by the Liberian health ministry in a closed school on Aug. 14 in Monrovia, Liberia. They sleep on mattresses on the floor. People suspected of contracting the Ebola virus are being sent to such centers in the capital Monrovia where the spread of the highly contagious and deadly Ebola virus has been called catastrophic. The epidemic has killed more than 1,000 people in four West African countries. (John Moore/Getty Images) #

Central American migrants sleep atop a moving freight train on Aug. 26 as it heads north from Arriaga toward Chahuites, Mexico. A Mexican crackdown seems to be keeping women and children off the deadly train, known as "The Beast," that has traditionally helped thousands of migrants head north. The once-open route to the United States has become so difficult that trains now carry a small fraction of the migrants they used to, and almost exclusively adult men. (Rebecca Blackwell/Associated Press) #

 
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