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In pictures: May Day celebrations

Workers with painted faces take part in a May Day rally outside the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia

Activists around the world have attended May Day rallies - here protesters with painted faces demonstrate outside the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia.

People shout slogans during a May Day rally in Istanbul, Turkey

People shout slogans at a rally in Istanbul, Turkey, which turned violent as police arrested hundreds of marchers.

Macau protests

Violence too in Macau, China, where protesters angry over illegal labour and alleged corruption clashed with police.

A Communist party veteran, Pavel Bobak, 94, takes part in a May Day demonstration in central Kiev, Ukraine.

May Day is internationally known as a day of workers' solidarity. Among those marching, in Kiev, Ukraine, was Communist Party veteran Pavel Bobak, 94.

A Lebanese man representing the "global worker" takes part in a demonstration organised by the Lebanese Communist Party in Beirut

A Lebanese man representing the "global worker" takes part in an event organised by Lebanon's Communist Party in Beirut.

Russian Communist Party supporters attend a rally in the centre of Moscow

In Moscow, Russian Communist Party supporters rallied in the centre of the city.

Activists demonstrate at a May Day rally marking in Tokyo

Activists demonstrate at a May Day rally in Tokyo, where many people were protesting against the widening income gap between rich and poor.






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