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May Day unity on display: Hundreds of thousands rally worldwide (FESTIVE PHOTOS)


Countries throughout the world are celebrating May Day, also referred to as International Labor Day. In Russia, the holiday is marked in every big city. In the capital alone, an estimated 120,000 people have shown up.

The holiday is being marked worldwide, starting in the east and following the sun around the globe.

In Asia, May Day has gone beyond its roots as an international workers' holiday to a day of international protest. Thousands marched in Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan and other countries demanding wage increases and better working conditions.

In Manila, the Philippines, protesters burnt an effigy of the country’s President Benigno Aquino III during a rally near the Presidential Palace.

The holiday is also widely celebrated in much of Europe. Great Britain, France, Germany, Spain and Greece are holding rallies.
In France, May Day comes just five days before the second and decisive presidential round. Media reports suggest leftists, rightist Union for a Popular Movement and National Front have been holding an indirect battle in the streets of the French capital as they gathered for rival rallies.

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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Yea!  Celebrate big government taking care of me. Hoorah!  Take all of my labor and grant me back my fair share determined by government.  Servitude to the state is sooooo humbling, master.  Might I have May 1st off to cheer for you?

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