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In Pictures: May Day rallies
May Day in Kiev
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Hundreds of thousands of people have joined rallies around the world to mark May Day, many to press for more workers' rights. Here, communist symbols are carried in Kiev, Ukraine.
Forbidden City in Beijing
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Visitors wear traditional costumes for photographs in Beijing's Forbidden City. China has a week-long holiday around May Day.
Kurds in a May Day rally in Vienna
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Kurdish participants in a rally of more than 10,000 people carry a portrait of Kurdish leader Abdullah Oezalan in Vienna.
May Day celebrations in Istanbul
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A protester is seen through a torn flag as fringe protest groups join a massive May Day rally in Istanbul, Turkey.
May Day in Cuba with Fidel Castro
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Official estimates said more than one million turned out in Havana to hear Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
May Day in Hong Kong
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Thousands joined rallies in Hong Kong to demand the government introduce a minimum wage.


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