May Day Protests Erupt Around the World

By Bloomberg Photos - 2013-05-01T14:13:34Z

Photograph by Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP via Getty Images

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Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan ruling party activist, his head shaved and painted, carries a placard bearing the image of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse during a May Day rally in Colombo. Sri Lanka tightened security for dozens of May Day rallies in the capital. The opposition used the occasion to focus on sharp increases in electricity and high living costs.