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AP PHOTOS: Around the world on May Day

Wednesday - 5/1/2013, 9:26pm  ET

Protesters, mostly workers, dance around the burning effigies of U.S. President Barack Obama and Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during a rally near the Presidential Palace to mark May Day Wednesday, May 1, 201,3 in Manila, Philippines. Laborers in the Philippines and elsewhere marched and chanted en masse Wednesday, sounding complaints about being squeezed by big business amid the surging cost of living. Asia is the manufacturing ground for many of the world’s largest multinational companies. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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In May Day protests, parades, strikes and other demonstrations held in cities around the world, activists lashed out at political and business leaders they say have ignored workers' voices or enriched themselves at the expense of laborers. In some places, the demonstrations turned violent, with activists clashing with police.

Here is a collection of photos from May Day marches around the world.


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