China is a country hard at work trying to become the world’s wealthiest, richest and most powerful nation. It’s just that sometimes they need to take a little break from all that hard work.

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Passengers sleep at the waiting hall of a railway station in Wuhu. Stringer China / Reuters

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Construction worker sleeps near construction site in Beijing. Claro Cortes / Reuters

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A traveller sleeps while waiting for his train at the Beijing Railway Station. Claro Cortes / Reuters

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A vendor sleeps on grapefruits at wholesale market in Nanjing. Sean Yong / Reuters

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A labourer sleeps on a tricycle near a red wall beside Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Jason Lee / Reuters

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A man transports quilts that will be recycled as his son sleeps on them in Xiangfan. Stringer Shanghai / Reuters

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A labourer takes a nap at a construction site in Xiangfan. Stringer Shanghai / Reuters

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Passengers sleep at the Beijing West Railway Station. Jason Lee / Reuters

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Paramilitary policemen sleep at a platform of the Guangzhou railway station. Joe Tan / Reuters

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A labourer takes a nap after searching for usable coal at a cinder dump site in Changzhi. Stringer Shanghai / Reuters

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A labourer takes a nap on reinforcement bars at a construction site in Qingdao. Stringer Shanghai / Reuters

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A vendor selling Chinese watermelons takes a nap at a wholesale market in Huaibei. Stringer Shanghai / Reuters

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Rescue miners rest at the site of the flooding accident of Wangjialing Coal Mine in Shanxi province. Jason Lee / Reuters

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A salesman sleeps next to an image of a man with weapons attached to his body at the China International Exhibition on Police Equipment in Beijing. David Gray / Reuters

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A child sleeps on a couch on a flooded street in Chongqing municipality. Stringer Shanghai / Reuters

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A street cleaner sleeps in the back of his tricycle in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province. David Gray / Reuters

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A worker takes a nap surrounded by ducklings at a duck farm on the outskirts of Jiaxing. Stringer Shanghai / Reuters

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A migrant worker rests his head on his construction hat and a soft-drink bottle as he sleeps in front of a construction site in central Beijing. David Gray / Reuters

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Children of migrant workers sleep on a desk in a classroom at a primary school in Hefei, Anhui province. Jianan Yu / Reuters

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A migrant worker sleeps on the back of his motor tricycle, under a mosquito net with his wife and son, on the pavement of a street in Hefei. Jianan Yu / Reuters

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A chicken vendor lies on a deck chair at a market in Shanghai. ALY SONG/REUTERS

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A labourer naps inside a coil of steel wire at a residential construction site in Hefei. Jianan Yu / Reuters

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A vendor sleeps next his vegetables at a market in Jinan. Aly Song / Reuters

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A vendor takes a nap at her egg stall in a market in Jiaxing. Stringer China / Reuters

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A worker naps inside cement pipes at a construction site in Hefei. Jianan Yu / Reuters

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A labourer rests on piles of plastic bottles at a recycling centre in Jiaxing. Stringer China / Reuters

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A farmer takes a nap in a tent at a mushroom farm in Tongxiang. Stringer China / Reuters

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A man takes a nap beside his umbrella at a Qing dynasty style structure near Shichahai lake during a rainy day in Beijing. Zheyang SooHoo / Reuters

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A Chinese delegate sleeps during the CPPCC in Beijing. Reinhard Krause / Reuters

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Chinese school children sleep during break at private elementary school in Shanghai. Aly Song / Reuters

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A man sleeps atop his tricycle in front of propaganda posters, covering a fence surrounding a construction site, in central Beijing. David Gray / Reuters

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A man sleeps on a park bench with his hand in his pocket in Beijing. David Gray / Reuters

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Watermelon vendor sleeps next to his stall at a market in Changzhi. Stringer China / Reuters

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A security guard sleeps next to stock trading machines at a brokerage house in Taiyuan. Stringer China / Reuters

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A man who collects recyclable materials sleeps next to weighing scales in central Beijing. David Gray / Reuters

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Driver takes nap on a road roller near construction site in Beijing. Christina Hu / Reuters

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Man dozes off in a chair in downtown Shanghai. Aly Song / Reuters

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Parents of freshmen sleep on mats laid out on the floor of a gymnasium inside a university campus in Wuhan. Stringer Shanghai / Reuters

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A vendor naps on bags of pumpkins at a market in Tianjin municipality. Vincent Du / Reuters

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A vender takes a nap on a trunk loaded with piles of cabbage in Nanjing. Jeff Xu / Reuters

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A worker naps on the railway at the construction site of Wuhan North Railway Marshalling Station in Wuhan. Stringer Shanghai / Reuters

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A vendor selling pork takes a nap while waiting for customers at a food market in Taiyuan. Stringer Shanghai / Reuters

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Migrant workers who have collected materials for recycling nap in their carts along a street in Taiyuan. Stringer Shanghai / Reuters

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A man takes a nap in the sun on his motorized tricycle in Beijing. Christina Hu / Reuters

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A vendor who sells tomatoes naps at an open-air market in Changzhi,. Stringer Shanghai / Reuters

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A man selling furniture sleeps atop items for sale at an outdoor market in central Beijing. David Gray / Reuters

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A man takes a nap at a popular tourist area of Houhai in central Beijing. Petar Kujundzic / Reuters

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A worker sleeps at a construction site in Xian village, a slum area in downtown Guangzhou. Siu Chiu / Reuters

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A rag-and-bone man sleeps at an old residence community in central Beijing. Jason Lee / Reuters

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A member of the military band sleeps at the opening plenary session of the Shanghai Municipal People's congress in Shanghai. Carlos Barria / Reuters

May 29, 2012