By Madeleine Sheehan Perkins
May Day rallies and marches were held worldwide on May 1, 2017.
Some of the demonstrations, which are also celebrated under the International Workers' Day banner, reflected cultural traditions, and many others were a rallying cry for equal rights, equal pay, and a renewed focus on social, environmental and civil-rights issues.
Here are 12 photos from May Day marches worldwide.
Hamburg, Germany's march revolved around the upcoming G20 summit that the city is set to host in July.Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images
Demonstrators clashed with police in Paris, where protestors shouted 'Fascists out!'.Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
In Berlin, riot police kept a close eye on May Day rallies.Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images
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