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May Day protests

<p>A policeman tries to escape a fire from a petrol bomb during riots at a May Day rally in Athens, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis </p>

A policeman tries to escape a fire from a petrol bomb during riots at a May Day rally in Athens, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

A policeman tries to escape a fire from a petrol bomb during riots at a May Day rally in Athens, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

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<p>A communist supporter holds a portrait of the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin during a rally marking International Workers' Day, or Labour Day, in Moscow, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin </p>

A communist supporter holds a portrait of the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin during a rally marking International Workers' Day, or Labour Day, in Moscow, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin

A communist supporter holds a portrait of the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin during a rally marking International Workers' Day, or Labour Day, in Moscow, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin

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<p>Children of labour activists wear headbands reading Workers Unity during a May Day rally in Kuala Lumpur, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad</p>

Children of labour activists wear headbands reading Workers Unity during a May Day rally in Kuala Lumpur, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

Children of labour activists wear headbands reading Workers Unity during a May Day rally in Kuala Lumpur, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

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<p>North Koreans tour on a boat to celebrate May Day in the Yalu River near the Chinese border city of Dandong, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Jacky Chen </p>

North Koreans tour on a boat to celebrate May Day in the Yalu River near the Chinese border city of Dandong, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

North Koreans tour on a boat to celebrate May Day in the Yalu River near the Chinese border city of Dandong, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

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<p>Protesters march in front of the parliament during a MayDay rally in Athens, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis </p>

Protesters march in front of the parliament during a MayDay rally in Athens, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

Protesters march in front of the parliament during a MayDay rally in Athens, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>Kosovo Serbs set a bonfire to celebrate the eve of First May Day or Labour Day in their village Livade, Municipality of Lipljane, near the capital Pristina, April 30, 2010. REUTERS/Hazir Reka </p>

Kosovo Serbs set a bonfire to celebrate the eve of First May Day or Labour Day in their village Livade, Municipality of Lipljane, near the capital Pristina, April 30, 2010. REUTERS/Hazir Reka

Kosovo Serbs set a bonfire to celebrate the eve of First May Day or Labour Day in their village Livade, Municipality of Lipljane, near the capital Pristina, April 30, 2010. REUTERS/Hazir Reka

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<p>Thai workers hold national flags during a May Day rally at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom</p>

Thai workers hold national flags during a May Day rally at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Thai workers hold national flags during a May Day rally at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

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<p>Children release red balloons during Austrian social democrats' May Day celebrations in Vienna, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader </p>

Children release red balloons during Austrian social democrats' May Day celebrations in Vienna, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Children release red balloons during Austrian social democrats' May Day celebrations in Vienna, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

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<p>Sandinista supporters attend May Day celebrations in Managua, April 30 ,2010. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas </p>

Sandinista supporters attend May Day celebrations in Managua, April 30 ,2010. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Sandinista supporters attend May Day celebrations in Managua, April 30 ,2010. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

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<p>A unionised worker shouts a slogan during a May Day rally denouncing Lee Myung-bak government's country affairs near the National Assembly in Seoul, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak </p>

A unionised worker shouts a slogan during a May Day rally denouncing Lee Myung-bak government's country affairs near the National Assembly in Seoul, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

A unionised worker shouts a slogan during a May Day rally denouncing Lee Myung-bak government's country affairs near the National Assembly in Seoul, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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<p>Maria do Carmo Correia, a Portuguese Agencia Lusa photographer, lies injured on the ground after running from a water cannon spray during a confrontation between protesters and riot police on a May Day demonstration in Macau, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip </p>

Maria do Carmo Correia, a Portuguese Agencia Lusa photographer, lies injured on the ground after running from a water cannon spray during a confrontation between protesters and riot police on a May Day demonstration in Macau, May 1, 2010....more

Maria do Carmo Correia, a Portuguese Agencia Lusa photographer, lies injured on the ground after running from a water cannon spray during a confrontation between protesters and riot police on a May Day demonstration in Macau, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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<p>A policeman tries to escape a fire from a petrol bomb during riots at a May Day rally in Athens, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis </p>

A policeman tries to escape a fire from a petrol bomb during riots at a May Day rally in Athens, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

A policeman tries to escape a fire from a petrol bomb during riots at a May Day rally in Athens, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>Protesters hit an effigy of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo behind bars during their commemoration of International Workers' Day in Manila, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Rouelle Umali </p>

Protesters hit an effigy of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo behind bars during their commemoration of International Workers' Day in Manila, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Rouelle Umali

Protesters hit an effigy of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo behind bars during their commemoration of International Workers' Day in Manila, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Rouelle Umali

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<p>A communist supporter holds a portrait of the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin during a rally marking International Workers' Day, or Labour Day, in St. Petersburg, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk </p>

A communist supporter holds a portrait of the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin during a rally marking International Workers' Day, or Labour Day, in St. Petersburg, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

A communist supporter holds a portrait of the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin during a rally marking International Workers' Day, or Labour Day, in St. Petersburg, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

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<p>Riot police fire water cannon towards protesters during a May Day demonstration in Macau, May 1, 2010.  REUTERS/Bobby Yip </p>

Riot police fire water cannon towards protesters during a May Day demonstration in Macau, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Riot police fire water cannon towards protesters during a May Day demonstration in Macau, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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<p>Police try to disperse members from the labour union Kasbi with water cannons during a protest on International Labour Day in front of the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, May 1, 2010.  REUTERS/Supri </p>

Police try to disperse members from the labour union Kasbi with water cannons during a protest on International Labour Day in front of the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Supri

Police try to disperse members from the labour union Kasbi with water cannons during a protest on International Labour Day in front of the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Supri

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<p>German riot police attempt to remove left-wing protestors blocking a street during May Day demonstrations in Berlin, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz </p>

German riot police attempt to remove left-wing protestors blocking a street during May Day demonstrations in Berlin, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

German riot police attempt to remove left-wing protestors blocking a street during May Day demonstrations in Berlin, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

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<p>Abu Mousa, a coal merchant, shakes hands with a boy in his shop in Amman, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji </p>

Abu Mousa, a coal merchant, shakes hands with a boy in his shop in Amman, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

Abu Mousa, a coal merchant, shakes hands with a boy in his shop in Amman, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

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<p>Cambodian garment workers hold a placard as they march on the streets to mark Labour Day in Phnom Penh, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea </p>

Cambodian garment workers hold a placard as they march on the streets to mark Labour Day in Phnom Penh, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea

Cambodian garment workers hold a placard as they march on the streets to mark Labour Day in Phnom Penh, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea

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<p>A policeman walks past a burning television broadcast van during riots at a May Day rally in Athens, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis </p>

A policeman walks past a burning television broadcast van during riots at a May Day rally in Athens, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

A policeman walks past a burning television broadcast van during riots at a May Day rally in Athens, May 1, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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