Workers, Activists Rally for May Day Around the World

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Police scuffle with demonstrators during May Day protests in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Workers and activists mark May Day with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions.
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People march during the May Day rally at Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba, on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
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Workers and activists gather around a mock image of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as they mark Labor Day on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Manila. Thousands of Filipinos gather every May 1st across the Philippines to join Labor Day rallies and call for better working conditions.
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Protesters react to tear gas launched by police after a May Day march turned violent, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 1, 2018. The protest remained peaceful until hundreds of young protesters, many with their faces covered, threw rocks and other objects as they clashed with police who fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.
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A barricade set up by demonstrators burns as a riot police use a water cannon to disperse protesters after the annual May Day march turned violent, in Santiago, Chile, May 1, 2018. Workers and activists mark May Day with rallies to demand their government address labor issues.
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Taiwanese workers hold banners reading "Fight for Referendum," "Demand Raising Salary" and "Fight for the Right of Labor" during a Labor Day rally in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Thousands of protesters from labor groups marked Labor Day, or May Day, with demands for better conditions for workers.
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Riot police attempt to put out fires caused by Molotov cocktails thrown by protesters during clashes between police and anti-government protesters at the annual May Day march, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, May 1, 2018.
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Activists wearing gas masks march behind a banner depicting former German philosopher and revolutionary socialist Karl Marx during the traditional May Day rally in the center of Paris, France, Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
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A car and a motorbike burn during a demonstration on the side lines of the march for the annual May Day workers' rally, in Paris, France, on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
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A demonstrator holds a placard asking for a job during the Labor Day Parade organized by the Central Organization of Trade Unions Kenya at Uhuru Park in Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
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Cambodian workers rally during a gathering to mark May Day at the Tonle Sap river bank in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Some hundreds of workers staged a rally, demanding better working conditions.
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Activists and sex workers rally, demanding right of work in government labor rules on the eve of International Labor Day in Kolkata, India, Monday, April 30, 2018. The shirts read, "The rights of sex workers is tool of women’s movement."
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Supporters of Kosovo's Workers' Union hold banners as they march during a rally to mark May Day in Pristina Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Hundreds of workers from various labor unions staged a rally to demand better workers' rights and call for better labour conditions.
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Migrant workers march during a rally to mark May Day in Hong Kong, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Thousands of Hong Kong workers from various labor unions staged a rally to demand better workers' rights and call for better labor conditions.
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Activists from Sri Lanka's Frontline Socialists Front carry a portrait of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin during a rally to mark May Day, or International Labor Day, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
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Pakistani workers participate in a rally on the International Labor Day in Lahore Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
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A man holds a loudspeaker as Ukrainians chant slogans and wave flags to celebrate May Day in Kiev Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
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Protesters attend a radical left-wing and pro-Palestinian demonstration, "Out to the Red May 1," in Berlin's Neukoelln district on May Day, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. May Day is a holiday in Germany traditionally dedicated to labor, with unions and political parties holding gatherings and rallies across the country. May Day also brings out the fringes of the political spectrum, with leftists and anarchists marching in Berlin and neo-Nazis marching in Erfurt.
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People march during a May Day rally in the center of Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
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Two men carry portraits of Soviet leaders Josef Stalin (left) and Vladimir Lenin, with the Kremlin visibile behind them, during a Communist rally to mark May Day in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
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Supporters of the Iraqi Communist Party wave flags during a May Day celebration in Baghdad, Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
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Protesters sing with clenched fists during a rally organized by the Communist-affiliated PAME labor union outside the Greek parliament in central Athens Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Thousands of Greeks marched through central Athens in at least three separate May Day demonstrations, leaving museums shut down, ferries tied up in port and public transport operating on a reduced schedule.
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Supporters of the Workers' Party founder and Brazilian ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gather for a "Good Morning Lula" event on May Day, or Labor Day, Tuesday, May 1, 2018, near Federal police headquarters in Curitiba, Brazil, where Lula is serving a 12-year sentence for corruption.
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A participant of the traditional May Day celebrations, organized by Austrian Social Democrats and trade unions, wears a mask in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
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People attend May Day celebrations at Plaza de Cibeles in Madrid, Spain, on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
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Dozens of members of left-wing parties and trade unions march in Warsaw, Poland's May Day parade, one of the smallest ever, Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
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Workers demonstrate during a May Day rally in Asuncion, Paraguay, on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
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Protesters take part in a May Day rally led by the Social Democrats in Stockholm, Sweden, on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
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The traditional May Day rally in Toulouse, France, drew several thousand people on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, as demonstrators protested the policies of President Emmanuel Macron.
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