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Marcos Oleynick, 36, protests outside Burger King as part of a nationwide strike by fast-food workers to call for wages of $15 an hour, in Los Angeles, California...Marcos Oleynick, 36, protests outside Burger King as part of a nationwide strike by fast-food workers to call for wages of $15 an hour, in Los Angeles, California August 29, 2013. Fast-food workers staged strikes at McDonald's and Burger Kings and demonstrated at other stores in sixty U.S. cities on Thursday in their latest action in a nearly year-long campaign to raise wages in the service sector. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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Marcos Oleynick, 36, protests outside a Burger King restaurant in Los Angeles, California, during a nationwide strike by fast-food workers aimed at increasing their wages. There were strikes and demonstrations in 60 US cities on Thursday in the latest action by fast-food workers in a nearly year-long campaign to raise wages to $15 an hour 

Protestors chant while cover a sculpture of a pig with rotten animal blood during a demonstration outside the parliament after lawmakers voted themselves hefty salary increases on June 11, 2013 in Nairobi. The protestors had intended to occupy the parliament but were not allowed in by anti-riot police.

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Protesters chant while carrying a sculpture of a pig with rotten animal blood during a demonstration outside parliament, after lawmakers voted to give themselves hefty salary increases on Tuesday in Nairobi, Kenya

A Kashmiri government employee shouts anti-government slogans from inside an Indian police vehicle after she was detained during a protest demanding release of their arrears and regularization of adhoc and contractual employees in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 10 June 2013. The employees had called for a march to enter the Civil Secretariat which comprises offices of the state's chief minister.

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A Kashmiri government employee shouts anti-government slogans from inside an Indian police vehicle after she was detained during a protest demanding release of their arrears and regularisation of adhoc and contractual employees in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir on Monday. The employees called for a march to enter the Civil Secretariat which comprises offices of the state’s chief minister.

Bangladeshi garment workers employed at Rana Plaza, the garment factory building that collapsed, stand in a queue to receive wages in Savar near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday May 8, 2013. Dozens of bodies recovered Wednesday from the building were so decomposed they were being sent to a lab for DNA identification, police said, as the death toll from Bangladesh's worst industrial disaster topped 800. (AP Photo/Ismail Ferdous)

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Bangladeshi garment workers employed at Rana Plaza, the garment factory building that collapsed, stand in a queue to receive wages in Savar near Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday. Dozens of bodies recovered Wednesday from the building were so decomposed they were being sent to a lab for DNA identification, police said, as the death toll from Bangladesh’s worst industrial disaster topped 800 

A female porter climbs the stairs carrying a sack of vegetables on her back at Beringharjo traditional market on May 1, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. These female porters earn their living carrying fruit, vegetables and dry goods among other items, in baskets strapped to their backs starting work in the early hours and finishing late in the day. It is reported that on a busy day at the market, the average porter will earn an income of Rp 35.000 or US$37 per day. Labor day is celebrated across South East Asia on May 1st and is seen as an opportunity to acknowledge the social and economic accomplishments of the workers.

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A female porter climbs the stairs at Beringharjo traditional market in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. These female porters earn their living carrying fruit, vegetables and dry goods in baskets strapped to their backs, starting work in the early hours and finishing late in the day. On a busy day the porter will earn on average an income of Rp35,000, or $3.70 a day.