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May Day 2013 Around the Globe: In Pictures

- Common Dreams staff

Workers from the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) chant slogans during a May Day rally at Seoul City Hall Plaza in central Seoul May 1, 2013. Thousands of workers who took part in the rally asked for an extensive revision of the labor law and demanded that the government provide temporary workers employment stability by converting their status to full-time workers. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

A May Day demonstrator tries to protect herself as riot police use water cannon and tear gas to disperse protesters in Istanbul May 1, 2013. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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Garment workers wearing necklaces of US $100 bills march on the streets to mark International Labor Day in Phnom Penh May 1, 2013. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

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Thousands march during the May Day rally in Tokyo Wednesday, May 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

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Lebanese marchers wave Lebanese flags during a demonstration to mark May Day, along a street in Beirut May 1, 2013. REUTERS/Sharif Karim

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Police officers use a crane to remove anti-nuclear protesters sitting on a platform around a block of concrete symbolizing Gorleben nuclear waste repository, during May Day protests in Berlin, May 1, 2013. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

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Cambodian garment factory workers stage a rally to mark May Day in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The rally participants called the government for a raise in their minimum wages and better working condition. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

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Riot police block protesters as they try to march towards U.S. Embassy in Manila to mark May Day Wednesday May 1, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. The workers, who have demanding wage increases for years, assailed President Aquino III for his Labor Day "gift" of non-wage benefits. The protesters have been clamoring for years for a P125-Peso ($3.125) across-the-board wage hike and condemn the Government's policy of outsourcing labor which allegedly eliminates job security. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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Thousands of Spaniards take part in a May Day demonstration in central Madrid, May 1, 2013. REUTERS/Juan Medina

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People wave flags during the May Day parade in Havana's Revolution Square May 1, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans filed through Havana's Revolution Square on Wednesday in a May Day parade that paid tribute to Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan leader who died in March. A sea of workers, many wearing red shirts like those favored by Chavez and carrying signs with his image, paraded past a giant statue of 19th century Cuban independence hero Jose Marti in the vast square where Cuba holds its biggest political rallies. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

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Thousands march in the annual May Day demonstration in downtown Paris May 1, 2013. Representatives of CGT and Lutte Ouvriere unions were among the leading group of marchers. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

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