May Day Protests Erupt Around the World

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

Photograph by Petros Giannakouris/AP Photo

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A Greek presidential guard stands framed by the remains of a European Union flag burned by protesters in Athens. People took part in subdued demonstrations in Athens as austerity-weary unions held a strike for May Day. The country’s main labor unions protested soaring unemployment, which is the highest in the 27-country European Union, and austerity measures the conservative-led government is enacting in return for crucial bailout loans.