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Sleeping on the job

<p>An employee takes a nap in a nap pod which blocks out light and sound at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California March 3, 2008.  REUTERS/Erin Siegal</p>

An employee takes a nap in a nap pod which blocks out light and sound at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California March 3, 2008. REUTERS/Erin Siegal

An employee takes a nap in a nap pod which blocks out light and sound at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California March 3, 2008. REUTERS/Erin Siegal

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<p>Delegates doze during the opening of the National People's Congress in Beijing March 5, 2007.  REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV</p>

Delegates doze during the opening of the National People's Congress in Beijing March 5, 2007. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV

Delegates doze during the opening of the National People's Congress in Beijing March 5, 2007. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV

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<p>A worker sleeps on tangerines in a market in the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri December 23, 2005.  REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

A worker sleeps on tangerines in a market in the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri December 23, 2005. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A worker sleeps on tangerines in a market in the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri December 23, 2005. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Indian labourers sleep on pushcarts in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata August 20, 2008.   REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw</p>

Indian labourers sleep on pushcarts in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata August 20, 2008. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw

Indian labourers sleep on pushcarts in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata August 20, 2008. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw

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<p>A Chinese worker snoozes amidst bottled drinking water aboard a delivery truck in Shanghai August 14, 200.  REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV</p>

A Chinese worker snoozes amidst bottled drinking water aboard a delivery truck in Shanghai August 14, 200. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV

A Chinese worker snoozes amidst bottled drinking water aboard a delivery truck in Shanghai August 14, 200. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV

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<p>A vendor sleeps atop his boxes of fruit at an outdoor market in Beijing January 21, 2009.  REUTERS/David Gray</p>

A vendor sleeps atop his boxes of fruit at an outdoor market in Beijing January 21, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

A vendor sleeps atop his boxes of fruit at an outdoor market in Beijing January 21, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>Delegates sleep during a session of the National People's Congress, or parliament, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 11, 2003.  REUTERS/Wilson Chu</p>

Delegates sleep during a session of the National People's Congress, or parliament, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 11, 2003. REUTERS/Wilson Chu

Delegates sleep during a session of the National People's Congress, or parliament, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 11, 2003. REUTERS/Wilson Chu

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<p>Nuns from various Christian churches take a nap during a pro-democracy forum in Manila March 1, 2006, against imposition of the state of emergency.  REUTERS/Bobby Yip</p>

Nuns from various Christian churches take a nap during a pro-democracy forum in Manila March 1, 2006, against imposition of the state of emergency. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Nuns from various Christian churches take a nap during a pro-democracy forum in Manila March 1, 2006, against imposition of the state of emergency. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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<p>A construction worker sleeps near a construction site in Beijing, April 23, 2006.   REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV</p>

A construction worker sleeps near a construction site in Beijing, April 23, 2006. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV

A construction worker sleeps near a construction site in Beijing, April 23, 2006. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV

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<p>A worker sleeps on steel pipes at a steel pipes market in Mumbai January 12, 2009.   REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe</p>

A worker sleeps on steel pipes at a steel pipes market in Mumbai January 12, 2009. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe

A worker sleeps on steel pipes at a steel pipes market in Mumbai January 12, 2009. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe

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<p>A railway employee takes a nap at a railway station in Jammu February 26, 2008.   REUTERS/Amit Gupta</p>

A railway employee takes a nap at a railway station in Jammu February 26, 2008. REUTERS/Amit Gupta

A railway employee takes a nap at a railway station in Jammu February 26, 2008. REUTERS/Amit Gupta

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<p>A woman sleeps at her roadside stall outside the Taipei Train Station March 23, 2009.   REUTERS/Nicky Loh</p>

A woman sleeps at her roadside stall outside the Taipei Train Station March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

A woman sleeps at her roadside stall outside the Taipei Train Station March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

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<p>Delegates sleep as China's Supreme People's Court President Xiao Yang delivers a work report during the third plenary session of China's parliament, the National People's Congress, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 10, 2008.   REUTERS/Jason Lee</p>

Delegates sleep as China's Supreme People's Court President Xiao Yang delivers a work report during the third plenary session of China's parliament, the National People's Congress, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 10, 2008. ...more

Delegates sleep as China's Supreme People's Court President Xiao Yang delivers a work report during the third plenary session of China's parliament, the National People's Congress, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 10, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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<p>A California Department of Forestry firefighter catches some sleep aboard his fire vehicle near Lake Arrowhead, California, October 31, 2003.   REUTERS/Robert Galbraith</p>

A California Department of Forestry firefighter catches some sleep aboard his fire vehicle near Lake Arrowhead, California, October 31, 2003. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

A California Department of Forestry firefighter catches some sleep aboard his fire vehicle near Lake Arrowhead, California, October 31, 2003. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>A farmer takes a nap at a livestock market in Kathmandu October 15, 2007.   REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar</p>

A farmer takes a nap at a livestock market in Kathmandu October 15, 2007. REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar

A farmer takes a nap at a livestock market in Kathmandu October 15, 2007. REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar

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<p>A boy yawns as he waits for customers at his roadside apple stall in Kabul August 6, 2008.  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A boy yawns as he waits for customers at his roadside apple stall in Kabul August 6, 2008. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy yawns as he waits for customers at his roadside apple stall in Kabul August 6, 2008. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Painters rest on a rooftop in Jinan, Shandong province, December 4, 2007.  REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Painters rest on a rooftop in Jinan, Shandong province, December 4, 2007. REUTERS/Stringer

Painters rest on a rooftop in Jinan, Shandong province, December 4, 2007. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Indonesian street vendor Sarkawi Masud sleeps beside his toy trumpet stall in Jakarta in the early hours of December 15, 2000.  REUTERS/Beawiharta</p>

Indonesian street vendor Sarkawi Masud sleeps beside his toy trumpet stall in Jakarta in the early hours of December 15, 2000. REUTERS/Beawiharta

Indonesian street vendor Sarkawi Masud sleeps beside his toy trumpet stall in Jakarta in the early hours of December 15, 2000. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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<p>Exhausted soldiers take a nap during a break in the rescue mission beside the ruins of collapsed buildings in the earthquake-hit Hanwang town of Mianzhu, Sichuan province, May 16, 2008.   REUTERS/China Daily</p>

Exhausted soldiers take a nap during a break in the rescue mission beside the ruins of collapsed buildings in the earthquake-hit Hanwang town of Mianzhu, Sichuan province, May 16, 2008. REUTERS/China Daily

Exhausted soldiers take a nap during a break in the rescue mission beside the ruins of collapsed buildings in the earthquake-hit Hanwang town of Mianzhu, Sichuan province, May 16, 2008. REUTERS/China Daily

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<p>A trader takes a break inside the trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange in Makati's financial district of Manila October 30, 2008.  REUTERS/John Javellana</p>

A trader takes a break inside the trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange in Makati's financial district of Manila October 30, 2008. REUTERS/John Javellana

A trader takes a break inside the trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange in Makati's financial district of Manila October 30, 2008. REUTERS/John Javellana

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<p>A businessman takes a nap on a bench in Tokyo June 8, 2007.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai</p>

A businessman takes a nap on a bench in Tokyo June 8, 2007. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A businessman takes a nap on a bench in Tokyo June 8, 2007. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A worker naps on the railway at the construction site of Wuhan North Railway Marshalling Station in Wuhan, Hubei province April 1, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A worker naps on the railway at the construction site of Wuhan North Railway Marshalling Station in Wuhan, Hubei province April 1, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

A worker naps on the railway at the construction site of Wuhan North Railway Marshalling Station in Wuhan, Hubei province April 1, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A man sleeps after monitoring stock market prices on computer monitors inside a securities company in Taipei January 15, 2009.   REUTERS/Nicky Loh</p>

A man sleeps after monitoring stock market prices on computer monitors inside a securities company in Taipei January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

A man sleeps after monitoring stock market prices on computer monitors inside a securities company in Taipei January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

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