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Wednesday, 1 May, 2002, 23:25 GMT 00:25 UK
In pictures: May Day protests
Security forces around the world have been bracing themselves for May Day demonstrations. Protests have already turned violent in Australia and Germany.

A supporter of extreme-right presidential candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen
Supporters and opponents of extreme-right candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen have taken to the streets in Paris
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Police detain a protester in Sydney
Demonstrators in Sydney clashed with police over detention facilities for illegal immigrants
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Police officers arrest a leftist demonstrator in Berlin
Leftist and anti-Nazi demonstrators scuffled with police in Berlin in the early hours of the morning
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May Day rally in Russia
140,000 trade unionists gathered in Russia's Red Square, overshadowing a smaller communist gathering

Pro-Estrada demonstrator
In the Philippines, supporters of ousted President Joseph Estrada marched in the capital Manila
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Indonesian protests
Thousands took to the streets in Indonesia demanding better working conditions

Havana May Day celebrations
More than a million gathered in Havana's Revolution Plaza to hear Cuban President Fidel Castro
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Riot police in Kuala Lumpar
Riot squads patrolled Malaysia's Petronas Twin Towers, as plantation workers marched for better pay

May Day marches in Bangladesh
Peaceful May Day rallies have taken place in many other countries, including India and Bangladesh

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