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Arab Gulf labor in spotlight as midday work ban starts

Posted: June 19, 2014 at 2:51 a.m.

In this Sunday, June 15, 2014 photo, laborers descend in a lift as they start their midday break at the Dragon Mart Phase 2 construction site in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A midday work ban goes into effect across the United Arab Emirates for construction workers and outdoor laborers, on Sunday, to protect them from the risks of direct sunlight and extremely high temperatures during the hottest summer months.

A midday work ban goes into effect this month across much of the Arabian Peninsula to protect construction workers and outdoor laborers from the risks of direct sunlight and extremely high temperatures during the hottest summer months.

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