Updated at: 05/01/2013 3:05 PM
By The Associated Press
In May Day protests, parades, strikes and other demonstrations held in cities around the world, activists lashed out at political and business leaders they say have ignored workers’ voices or enriched themselves at the expense of laborers. In some places, the demonstrations turned violent, with activists clashing with police.
Here is a collection of photos from May Day marches around the world.
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