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Of gold plated car, a 'Big Baby' and more!

Last updated on: April 5, 2011 11:52 IST

Image: A gold-plated Infiniti G37.
Photographs: Reuters.

A gold-plated car to a 2.72 metre Italian-style shoe...take a peek at some of the most interesting photos from the world of business.

A gold-plated Infiniti G37 is the centre of attraction at a jewellery store in Nanjing, China. Five artisans worked for over four months to make this gold-plated car, Xinhua News Agency reported.

Unfortunately, the car displayed outside the showroom was confiscated by police as it did not have a number plate.

Of gold plated car, a 'Big Baby' and more!

Image: Pez dispensers.
Photographs: Herwig Prammer/Reuters
Pez dispensers are made to celebrate the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton.The dispensers will be auctioned on the Internet to raise money for a charity.  Pez is the brand name of an Austrian confectionery.

Of gold plated car, a 'Big Baby' and more!

Image: Fine Art Auction House Christie's Moscow exhibition.
Photographs: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters.
A participant stands next to a sculpture called 'Big Baby' by artist Ron Mueck during the Fine Art Auction House Christie's Moscow exhibition.

Of gold plated car, a 'Big Baby' and more!

Image: Greenpeace activists dressed as an orangutan.
Photographs: Beawiharta Beawiharta/Reuters.
Greenpeace activists dressed as an orangutan carry a clock during a protest. Activists were calling for the immediate implementation of a two-year moratorium on new forest concessions to protect the rainforests, home of the endangered orangutan.

The moratorium is part of a bilateral agreement with Norway, in exchange for which Indonesia will receive $1 billion in funding for Reducing Emissions From Deforestation and Forest Degradation.

Of gold plated car, a 'Big Baby' and more!

Image: People are seen onboard Princess Anastasia cruising ferry at a sea port in St. Petersburg.
Photographs: Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters.
St. Peter Line, a shipping company, which deals with services from Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Stockholm, opened a new visa free ferry line. The Princess Anastasia cruising ferry will be operating twice a week.

Of gold plated car, a 'Big Baby' and more!

Image: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters.
A specialist trader poses with one of the Budweiser Clydesdales on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange before the opening bell in New York.

Of gold plated car, a 'Big Baby' and more!

Image: A specialist works on the Indonesian TELKOM-3 space telecommunication satellite.
Photographs: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters.
A specialist works on the Indonesian TELKOM-3 space telecommunication satellite at the open joint-stock company Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems in Zheleznogorsk, Russia.

Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems (formerly known as the NPO PM Applied Mechanics Institute) in the Siberian town of Zheleznogorsk, 50 km (31 miles) northeast of Krasnoyarsk.

Of gold plated car, a 'Big Baby' and more!

Image: Chocolate easter bunnies.
Photographs: Lisi Niesner/Reuters.
Chocolate easter bunnies are pictured at the Hauswirth confectioner factory in Kittsee, east of Vienna.

Hauswirth GesmbH processes 20 tonnes of chocolate per day during peak seasons and exports its products mainly to South Africa and Australia.

Of gold plated car, a 'Big Baby' and more!

Image: Princess Anastasia cruise.
Photographs: Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters.
A man passes by Princess Anastasia cruising ferry at a sea port in St. Petersburg.

Of gold plated car, a 'Big Baby' and more!

Image: Airport officers spray water on an Air France plane.
Photographs: Samrang Pring/Reuters.
Airport officers spray water on an Air France plane after it landed at Phnom Penh International Airport.

Air France, the first major European carrier to return to the country after 37 years of absence, reopened a direct flight route on Thursday from Paris to the Cambodian capital.

Of gold plated car, a 'Big Baby' and more!

Image: Models pose with Kia Motors' K5 Hybrid during a media preview of the Seoul Motor Show in Goyang.
Photographs: Truth Leem/Reuters.
The chief executive of South Korea's Kia Motors Lee Sam-ung said on Thursday that it saw no major impact from Japan's deadly earthquake and tsunami, which has disrupted the parts supply chain for some automakers.

The media preview of the Seoul Motor Show in Goyang features 139 companies from eight participating countries.

Of gold plated car, a 'Big Baby' and more!

Image: A vendor prepares Jalebi sweets inside his shop in Kolkata.
Photographs: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters.

Food inflation crept back into double digits at 10.05 per cent for the week ended March 12, breaking a three-week long downward spiral, as prices of vegetables, fruits and protein-based items increased.

Of gold plated car, a 'Big Baby' and more!

Image: The first Madrid customer to buy an iPad 2 tablet is applauded by Apple staff at a store.
Photographs: Sergio Perez/Reuters.
Ricardo, the first customer in Madrid to buy an iPad 2 tablet after waiting 33 hours in line, shows off his purchase as Apple store staff applaud at an Apple store in Arroyomolinos, near Madrid.

Hundreds of customers queued outside Apple stores in Asia and Europe to buy an iPad 2 tablet computer amid fears that shortages in the United States would be repeated abroad.

The iPad 2, a thinner and faster version that features two cameras for video chat, was introduced in the United States on March 11, and analysts estimate about a million were sold in the first weekend.

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Image: Barometers are pictured at the Pha Lai Thermal Power Plant.
Photographs: Nguyen Huy Kham/Reuters.
Barometers are pictured at the Pha Lai Thermal Power Plant, 70 km (43 miles) northeast of Hanoi.

The coal-fired plant's first generator began operations in 1983 and now, the plant's six generators provide about 8 percent of Vietnam's energy needs, according the the plant's director Nguyen Khac Son.

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Image: Employees work at a washing machine production line.
Photographs: Sean Yong/Reuters.
Employees work at a washing machine production line at Hefei Rongshida Sanyo Electric Co. in Hefei, Anhui province in China.

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Image: A machine engraves information on an ingot of 99.99 percent pure gold.
Photographs: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters.
A machine engraves information on an ingot of 99.99 percent pure gold at the Krastsvetmet nonferrous metals plant in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.

Krastsvetmet is one of the world's largest players in the precious metals industry. The word reads 'Russia'.

Of gold plated car, a 'Big Baby' and more!

Image: Workers in the non-profit sector, which includes nurses and social workers, dressed up as clowns.
Photographs: Thierry Roge/Reuters.

Workers in the non-profit sector, which includes nurses and social workers, dressed up as clowns hold placards reading "Do you want to stay in our shoes", during a protest in Brussels.

The non-profit sector, numbering some 450,000 people, is complaining about the absence of a new working agreement, partly the result of Belgium lacking a fully fledged government.

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Image: Windmills are seen next to a bioclimatic house.
Photographs: Santiago Ferrero/Reuters.
Windmills are seen next to a bio-climatic house at Technological and Renewable Energies Institute (ITER) in the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife.

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Image: Protesters against Wal-Mart.
Photographs: Larry Downing/Reuters.

Last week, protestors demonstrated against Wal-Mart in front of the US Supreme Court.

The Court questioned whether female employees at Wal-Mart Stores Inc can proceed with the largest class-action sex-discrimination lawsuit in history that seeks billions of dollars.

Of gold plated car, a 'Big Baby' and more!

Image: Luu Xuan Chung stands next to 2.72 metre Italian-style shoe in the handicraft village of Gie Ha.
Photographs: Nguyen Huy Kham/Reuters.
Deputy President of Hanoi Leather and Footwear Association Luu Xuan Chung stands next to 2.72 metre Italian-style shoe in the handicraft village of Gie Ha, 40 km (25 miles) south of Hanoi.

Some 140 factories in this village with a tradition for leather shoe making that stretches back nearly 100 years, now produce about 100,000 pairs of hand-made shoes a year, worth some $2.5 million.

Each of the 2,000 labourers in the village earns about $100 per month and sell their products for between $4.50 and $10, but many are exported and can retail in brand-name stores for more than $100.