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May 01, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Sis Ganj Sahib Gurudwara on 400 Prakash Purab of Guru Teg Bahadur in New Delhi.

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Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III, left, holds candles for Christian pilgrims during the ceremony of the Holy Fire at Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where many Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and rose from the dead, in the Old City of Jerusalem. Hundreds of Christian worshippers took use of Israel's easing of coronavirus restrictions Saturday and packed a Jerusalem church revered as the site of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection for an ancient fire ceremony ahead of Orthodox Easter.

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Christian pilgrims hold candles as they gather during the ceremony of the Holy Fire at Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where many Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and rose from the dead, in the Old City of Jerusalem. Thousands of Christians have gathered in Jerusalem for the ancient fire ceremony that celebrates Jesus' resurrection.

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People pray in memory of killed people in intense fighting during a border conflict between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan as they gather in the central square of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Neighboring Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have agreed to withdraw troops from their borders after an outburst of intense fighting that killed about 40 people and wounded 175.

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Mumbai Indians team players and team officials arrive at Arun Jaitley Stadium before their IPL T20 match against Chennai Super Kings, amid a record spike in coronavirus cases in New Delhi.

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Mass cremation of COVID-19 victims at Ghazipur crematorium in New Delhi.

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A medical worker inoculates a young woman with a dose of the corona vaccine at a vaccination centre during the first day of India's vaccination drive to all adults amid coronavirus second wave pandemic in Bengaluru.

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India receives a shipment of Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V as the first batch of 1,50,000 doses arrived in Hyderabad from Moscow.

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A worker cremated a body of a COVID-19 victim in Karad.

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A medic inoculates beneficiaries with COVID-19 vaccine inside their cars during the second wave of coronavirus pandemic, in Bhopal.

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Park Street flyover wears a deserted look as state government observes a shutdown to combat the Covid-19 situation, in Kolkata.

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City streets wear a deserted look as state government observes a shutdown to combat the Covid-19 situation, in Kolkata.

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Priests wearing PPE kits perform last rites of the head priest of Ramanand Ashram Gufa Mandir Chandrama Das Tyagi, who died of COVID-19, at his ashram in Bhopal. Tyagi who had been admiited to a hospital had recently visited the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar.

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Relatives of COVID-19 patients plead for distribution of oxygen cylinders after it was allegedly halted despite being available at IDC Colony, in Gurugram.

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COVID-19 patients undergo treatment at Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS), in Jaipur.

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Fireworks light the sky on the occasion of the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur at Golden Temple, in Amritsar.

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Devotees light earthern lamps at Golden Temple on the occasion of the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur, in Amritsar.

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Fireworks at Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal (The Birth place Guru Teg Bahadur) on the occasion of the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur, in Amritsar.

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A medical worker inoculates a young woman with a dose of the corona vaccine at a vaccination centre during the first day of India's vaccination drive to all adults in Prayagraj.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviews efforts of Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces to support the civilian administration in the fight against the current COVID-19 situation, via video conferencing, in New Delhi.

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Commuters walk on a pavement during a dust storm in Guwahati.

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A worker sanitises an area during COVID-induced lockdown, in Noida.

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Officials wait to undergo COVID-19 testing on the eve of counting day of Assam Assembly Polls, in Tezpur.

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People purchase fruits from a local market after it reopened for two hours, as state government observes a shutdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Kolkata.

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People stand in a queue to undergo COVID-19 testing at CMHO, amid a surge in coronavirus cases in Jaipur.

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Pedestrians walk past closed shops at New Market area, as state government observes a shutdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Kolkata.

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Beneficiaries pose for picture while getting vaccinated against Covid-19, during Vaccination drive for age group from 18-45, at NMMC's Meenatai Thackeray Hospital in Nerul.

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A medic prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine to a beneficiary at SDMC Urban Public Health Centre Daryaganj, in New Delhi.

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Slovenia's Tamara Zidansek returns the ball to Ashleigh Barty of Australia during their match at the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Spain.

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A market area wears a deserted look during COVID-induced lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Amritsar.

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Security personnel deployed outside Netaji Indoor Stadium on the eve of couting day of West Bengal Assembly Poll, in Kolkata.

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A man holds a child as a medic administers a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a woman during the third phase of the inoculation drive, at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai. This phase of vaccination drive is for people between the age group of 18-45 years.

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A worker loads oxygen cylinder on a vehicle from a refilling centre to be distributed among COVID-19 patients, in Howrah.

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Deputy minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, left, walks past medical supplies and relied materials to be sent to India at Roissy airport, north of Paris. France sends oxygen respiratory equipment and generators to India to help the country deal with the serious COVID-19 crisis.

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Labourers work inside the Netaji Indoor Stadium as part of preparations for counting day of the West Bengal Assembly Poll, in Kolkata.

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A white-bellied heron, that was spotted at Walong in the Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh. It is one of the rarest birds in the world and is at present found only in Bhutan, Myanmar and the Namdapha Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh.

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Youngsters pose for photographs after receiving the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, in Prayagraj.

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A medic administers a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a man during the third phase of the inoculation drive in Lucknow. This phase of vaccination drive is for people between the age group of 18-45 years.

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Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) President Manjinder Singh Sirsa visits an under-construction temporary Covid-19 Care Centre of 200 beds with oxygen support, at Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in New Delhi.

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Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman interacts with the officers and staff from Section Officers to Secretary level of all departments of the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to review the progress of vaccinations among the eligible officials, through video conferencing, in New Delhi.

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A policeman helps workers unload an oxygen cylinder at a goverment hospital, amid the ongoing spike in COVID-19 cases, in Prayagraj.

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Sikh devotees display Guru Granth Sahib (The Holy Book) inside the Golden Temple on the occasion of Guru Teg Bahadur's 400th birth anniversary, in Amritsar.

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Labourers load a sack containing wheat grain in a truck, during the second wave of coronavirus pandemic in Bathinda.

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Medical supplies and relied materials are loaded into a cargo plane to India at Roissy airport, north of Paris. France sends oxygen respiratory equipment and generators to India to help the country deal with the serious COVID-19 crisis.

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A deserted ghat of River Ganga during a lockdown amid a nationwide pandemic to curb the surge in Covid-19, in Varanasi.

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Labourers load a sack containing rice grain in a truck, during the second wave of coronavirus pandemic in Guwahati. May 1 is observed as International Workers' Day or Labour Day.

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Devotee offer prayers at Golden temple on the occasion of the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur, in Amritsar.

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Police personnel conduct patrolling during COVID-induced lockdown in Lucknow.

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Major Nagar area wears a deserted look during 84-hour lockdown imposed in Jammu and Kashmir by administration in a bid to tackle the surge in COVID-19 cases, in Srinagar.

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A municipality employee sanitizes an office to contain the spread of coronavirus, in Srinagar. 3532 new COVID-19 positive cases and 30 deaths have been reported since yesterday in Jammu and Kashmir, as cases continue to wittness surge.

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A young woman poses for photo after getting the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Moti Lal Neharu Medical college in Prayagraj.

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A Sikh devotee takes a dip in the holy sarovar (pond) on the occasion of 400th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur, at Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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Crowd seen at Thane vegetable market seen despite massive spike in Covid-19 cases, in Thane.

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C17 of IAF reached Singapore yesterday to bring 4 more cryogenic containers for oxygen transportation, being co-ordinated by MHA.

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Labourers work in a brick kiln on May Day (also known as Labour Day), on the outskirts of Nadia.

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Shashank Shekhar, 18, left, stands with his sisters displaying their vaccination cards after receiving COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Prayagraj.

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A truck loaded with oxygen cylinders being transported to a Covid hospital, in Kolkata.

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A woman receives the AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 at a hospital in Prayagraj.

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Karnatka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa visits a vaccination center of Covid-19 in Bengaluru.

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Relatives carry a COVID-19 positive patient on oxygen support on a stretcher for treatment to a hospital, amid the ongoing spike in COVID-19 cases, in Prayagraj.

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Beneficiaries queue up for COVID-19 vaccination, opened for18 to 45 years aged civilians, organised by the municipal corporation in Surat.

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Women labourers plucks tea leaves at a plantation in Ghandigram International Labour Day at the outskirts of Agartala.

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People disobey Covid precautions at a testing centre during lockdown, in Mathura.

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People register themselves to receive COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Prayagraj.

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People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus wait to receive COVID-19 vaccine at a medical facility in Prayagraj.

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People gather to receive COVID-19 vaccine at a medical facility in Prayagraj. In hopes of taming a monstrous spike in COVID-19 infections, India opened vaccinations to all adults Saturday, launching a huge inoculation effort that was sure to tax the limits of the federal government, the country's vaccine factories and the patience of its 1.4 billion people.

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A Health Worker keeps No Vaccine board near Government ENT Hospital, as Telangana Government stops the vaccine supply to Private Hospitals over surplus stock.

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People queue up to receive the dose of Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination center, in Ahmedabad.

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Volunteers of a social organisation dress as Coronavirus make people aware about safety measures against Covid- 19 in Nadia.

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A couple follows Covid norms during their marriage ceremony amid the ongoing spread of COVID-19, in Jammu.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering prayers at Sis Ganj Sahib Gurudwara here on 400 Prakash Purab of Guru Teg Bahadur in New Delhi.

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New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering prayers at Sis Ganj Sahib Gurudwara here on 400 Prakash Purab of Guru Teg Bahadur in New Delhi.

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Early morning family members of Covid-19 patients queue up to refill their oxygen cylinders at a refill station, in Kanpur.

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A view of welfare hospital where major fire broke out inside the COVID-19 hospital at midnight, in Bharuch.

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Family members wait for ambulance from Jawahar Lal Nehru hospital with a covid victim's dead body, in Rajasthan.

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Fire breaks out in Patel Welfare Covid Hospital at midnight and paramedics rescue Covid patients, in Bharuch.

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Vice President Kamala Harris salutes as she arrives on Air Force Two, at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, on return to Washington.

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Afghans wait outside the hospital to see their relatives in Kabul, Afghanistan. A powerful suicide truck bombing struck a guest house in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 14 people and wounding as many as 90, the Interior Ministry said.

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Valley View High School sophomore AJ Tomassoni receives a COVID-19 vaccine from Medicap pharmacist Lindsey Glucksnis during a vaccination clinic for Valley View students at the high school in Archbald, Pa.

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A relative attends a Covid patient during a fire break out in Patel Welfare Hospital at midnight.

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Southampton's James Ward-Prowse scores on a penalty kick during the English Premier League soccer match between Southampton and Leicester City at St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England.

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Ng Yan Yee and Sabri Nur Dhabitah of Malaysia dive during the women's synchronized 3-meter springboard preliminary at the FINA Diving World Cup, at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo.

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Chang Yani and Chen Yiwen of China perform a dive in the women's synchronized 3-meter springboard preliminary at the FINA Diving World Cup, at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo.

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Chang Yani and Chen Yiwen of China dive during the women's synchronized 3-meter springboard preliminary at the FINA Diving World Cup, at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo.

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Andreas Sargent Larsen and Eduard Cristian Timbretti Gugiu of Italy perform a dive the men's synchronized 10-meter platform preliminary at the FINA Diving World Cup, at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo.

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Venezuela's Jesus Eduardo Gonzalez Reyes and Oscar E Ariza perform a dive the men's synchronized 10-meter platform preliminary at the FINA Diving World Cup, at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo.

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Ivan Garcia Navarro and Randal Willard Valdez of Mexico perform a dive the men's synchronized 10-meter platform preliminary at the FINA Diving World Cup, at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo.

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Matthew Lee and Thomas Daley of Britain dive the men's synchronized 10-meter platform preliminary at the FINA Diving World Cup, at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo.

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Kim Yeong-nam and Woo Ha-ram of South Korea dive the men's synchronized 10-meter platform preliminary at the FINA Diving World Cup, at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo.

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Athletes warm up prior to the men's synchronized 10-meter platform preliminary at the FINA Diving World Cup, at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo.

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Athletes and staff members watch the women's synchronized 3-meter springboard preliminary at the FINA Diving World Cup, at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo.

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People stand around the Welfare Hospital after a deadly fire in Bharuch. The fire in a COVID-19 ward of the hospital killed multiple patients early Saturday, as the country grappling with the worst outbreak yet steps up a vaccination drive for all its adults even though some states say don't have enough jabs.

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Jason Livingston competes in the final of New South Wales longboard over 45 year-old surfing championships at Birubi Beach in Port Stephens, Australia. Over 170 competitors are expected to compete in the six-day event, which will see longboard events run through till May 4.

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Protesters protect themselves with makeshift shields in clashes with police during a national strike to protest government-proposed tax reform, in Cali, Colombia.

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John Velazquez, left, is congratulated by Irad Ortiz Jr. on Search Results after Velazquez rode Malathaat to victory during the 147th running of the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs, in Louisville, Ky.

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People gather outside the church associated with the remains of Venezuelan Dr. Jose Gregorio Hernandez on the day of his beatification ceremony in the Candelaria neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela. Known as the "doctor of the poor," Hernandez was beatified Friday by the Catholic church, a step towards sainthood.

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Members of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions stage a May Day rally demanding better working conditions and expanding labor rights in Seoul, South Korea. The signs read: "Let's solve inequality."

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People march past the City Hall during the traditional May Day rally in Madrid, Spain. Banners reads 'Now to keep your promises'. 'A country in debt with the workers'

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A woman holds a poster reading "ruined" as workers demonstrate on May Day in Marseille, southern France.

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Participants of the Communist Youth at the Labour day parade walk around the Viennese‚ Ring' in the city center in Vienna, Austria. The poster in the front says "We are the workers of the future world".

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Workers demonstrate for May Day in Paris. Workers and union leaders dusted off bullhorns and flags that had stayed furled during coronavirus lockdowns for slimmed down but still boisterous May Day marches, demanding more labor protections amid a pandemic that has turned economies and workplaces upside down.

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Police officers escort a demonstration against the German government's measures to battle the coronavirus in Berlin, Germany. The banner reads: "No to capital resistance global - Left against corona arbitrarily."

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A protester stands next to a sign decorated with carnations reading in Turkish: 'May 1', at Taksim Square in central Istanbul during May Day protests.

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Coal miners hold Bosnian flags and march during a May Day rally on International Workers Day in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Some hundreds of Bosnian coal miners protest demanding better wages and working conditions.

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Workers demonstrate with placards reading "Peril" on May Day in Marseille, southern France.

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A man holds an old Yugoslav flag with the communist five-point star during a May Day rally on International Workers Day in Belgrade, Serbia. Activists marked May Day with defiant rally.

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Communists party supporters with red flags march marking Labour Day, also knows as May Day near Red Square in Moscow, Russia.

Kieron Pollard of Mumbai Indians hitting a over boundary during match 27 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, in New Delhi.

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Kieron Pollard of Mumbai Indians plays a shot during match 27 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, in New Delhi.

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Kieron Pollard of Mumbai Indians celebrates his fifty during match 27 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, in New Delhi.

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Rohit Sharma captain of Mumbai Indians plays a shot during match 27 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, in New Delhi.

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Quinton de Kock of Mumbai Indians during match 27 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, in New Delhi.

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Ambati Rayudu of Chennai Super Kings celebrates his fifty during match 27 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, in New Delhi.

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Ambati Rayudu of Chennai Super Kings hits over the top for six during match 27 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, in New Delhi.

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Kieron Pollard of Mumbai Indians appeals for the wicket of Ravindra Jadeja of Chennai Super Kings during match 27 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, in New Delhi.

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Ravindra Jadeja of Chennai Super Kings plays a shot during match 27 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, in New Delhi.

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Faf du Plessis of Chennai Super Kings hitting a over boundary during match 27 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, in New Delhi.

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Moeen Ali of Chennai Super Kings duck the bouncer during match 27 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, in New Delhi.

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Trent Boult of Mumbai Indians celebrates the wicket Ruturaj Gaikwad of Chennai Super King during match 27 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, in New Delhi.

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A bolt of lightening is seen above the Kangra Valley in Dharmsala.

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