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Protests in France

<p>French striking railway workers face police as they demonstrate over pension reform near the UMP party headquarters in Paris, October 21, 2010. 


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French striking railway workers face police as they demonstrate over pension reform near the UMP party headquarters in Paris, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

French striking railway workers face police as they demonstrate over pension reform near the UMP party headquarters in Paris, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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<p>French gendarmes charge to unblock the entrance of the Grandpuits oil refinery southeast of Paris, October 22, 2010. 


REUTERS/Benoit Tessier </p>

French gendarmes charge to unblock the entrance of the Grandpuits oil refinery southeast of Paris, October 22, 2010. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

French gendarmes charge to unblock the entrance of the Grandpuits oil refinery southeast of Paris, October 22, 2010. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

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<p>French high school students kiss on the road in front of the police at the end of a demonstration over pension reform in Paris, October 21, 2010. 


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French high school students kiss on the road in front of the police at the end of a demonstration over pension reform in Paris, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

French high school students kiss on the road in front of the police at the end of a demonstration over pension reform in Paris, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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<p>A hooded youth runs in the Place Bellecour after police fired tear gas during a demonstration against pension reform in Lyon, October 21, 2010. 


 REUTERS/Denis Balibouse </p>

A hooded youth runs in the Place Bellecour after police fired tear gas during a demonstration against pension reform in Lyon, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

A hooded youth runs in the Place Bellecour after police fired tear gas during a demonstration against pension reform in Lyon, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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<p>Striking employees of the Reichstett refinery removes the Petrolus company name sign in front of the site in Reichstett near Strasbourg, October 21, 2010. 


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Striking employees of the Reichstett refinery removes the Petrolus company name sign in front of the site in Reichstett near Strasbourg, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Striking employees of the Reichstett refinery removes the Petrolus company name sign in front of the site in Reichstett near Strasbourg, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

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<p>Youths group on the Place Bellecour after French police fired tear gas during a demonstration against pension reform in Lyon, October 21, 2010. 


 REUTERS/Denis Balibouse  </p>

Youths group on the Place Bellecour after French police fired tear gas during a demonstration against pension reform in Lyon, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Youths group on the Place Bellecour after French police fired tear gas during a demonstration against pension reform in Lyon, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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<p>French police take position during clashes with youths at a demonstration over pension reform at Place Bellecour in Lyon, October 21, 2010.   REUTERS/Robert Pratta</p>

French police take position during clashes with youths at a demonstration over pension reform at Place Bellecour in Lyon, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

French police take position during clashes with youths at a demonstration over pension reform at Place Bellecour in Lyon, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

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<p>French striking railway workers demonstrate over pension reform near the UMP party headquarters in Paris October 21, 2010.   REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes</p>

French striking railway workers demonstrate over pension reform near the UMP party headquarters in Paris October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

French striking railway workers demonstrate over pension reform near the UMP party headquarters in Paris October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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<p>Civil Protection unit members requisitioned by French government clean the streets and piled up garbage in Marseille October 20, 2010.  

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Civil Protection unit members requisitioned by French government clean the streets and piled up garbage in Marseille October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Civil Protection unit members requisitioned by French government clean the streets and piled up garbage in Marseille October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

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<p>Demonstrators face French police as they attend a demonstration over pension reform at Place Bellecour in Lyon, October 21, 2010.    REUTERS/Robert Pratta</p>

Demonstrators face French police as they attend a demonstration over pension reform at Place Bellecour in Lyon, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

Demonstrators face French police as they attend a demonstration over pension reform at Place Bellecour in Lyon, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

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<p>A demonstrator holds a rainbow-colored peace flag in tear gas during clashes with police during a demonstration over pension reform at Place Bellecour in Lyon, October 21, 2010.    REUTERS/Denis Balibouse</p>

A demonstrator holds a rainbow-colored peace flag in tear gas during clashes with police during a demonstration over pension reform at Place Bellecour in Lyon, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

A demonstrator holds a rainbow-colored peace flag in tear gas during clashes with police during a demonstration over pension reform at Place Bellecour in Lyon, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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<p>A French high school student shouts slogans during a demonstration over pension reform in Paris, October 21, 2010. 

REUTERS/Charles Platiau </p>

A French high school student shouts slogans during a demonstration over pension reform in Paris, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

A French high school student shouts slogans during a demonstration over pension reform in Paris, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

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<p>A youth throws a projectile at French police during a confrontation in Nanterre, near Paris, October 20, 2010.    REUTERS/Guillaume Bertrand </p>

A youth throws a projectile at French police during a confrontation in Nanterre, near Paris, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Guillaume Bertrand

A youth throws a projectile at French police during a confrontation in Nanterre, near Paris, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Guillaume Bertrand

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<p>A man holds a placard which reads "Listen to the public's rage" during a demonstration in front of the French Senate in Paris, October 20, 2010. 

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A man holds a placard which reads "Listen to the public's rage" during a demonstration in front of the French Senate in Paris, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

A man holds a placard which reads "Listen to the public's rage" during a demonstration in front of the French Senate in Paris, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

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<p>Cars and taxis line up near Orly airport as striking airport workers block access roads south of Paris, October 20, 2010. 
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Cars and taxis line up near Orly airport as striking airport workers block access roads south of Paris, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Guillaume Bertrand

Cars and taxis line up near Orly airport as striking airport workers block access roads south of Paris, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Guillaume Bertrand

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<p>Tear gas cannisters land near youths during a confrontation with police in Nanterre, near Paris, October 20, 2010.
REUTERS/Guillaume Bertrand </p>

Tear gas cannisters land near youths during a confrontation with police in Nanterre, near Paris, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Guillaume Bertrand

Tear gas cannisters land near youths during a confrontation with police in Nanterre, near Paris, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Guillaume Bertrand

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<p>Striking railway workers burn railway tracks during a demonstration at the old port of Marseille October 21, 2010.    REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier </p>

Striking railway workers burn railway tracks during a demonstration at the old port of Marseille October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Striking railway workers burn railway tracks during a demonstration at the old port of Marseille October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

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<p>A fireman tries to extinguish fire as French police secure the entrance of the SFDM petrol depot in Donges, near Nantes, October 20, 2010. 
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A fireman tries to extinguish fire as French police secure the entrance of the SFDM petrol depot in Donges, near Nantes, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A fireman tries to extinguish fire as French police secure the entrance of the SFDM petrol depot in Donges, near Nantes, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

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<p>Private and public sector workers demonstrate over pension reforms in Marseille October 19, 2010. 


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Private and public sector workers demonstrate over pension reforms in Marseille October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Private and public sector workers demonstrate over pension reforms in Marseille October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

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<p>Youths clash with police at Place Bellecour during a demonstration over pension reform in Lyon, October 19, 2010. 

REUTERS/Robert Pratta </p>

Youths clash with police at Place Bellecour during a demonstration over pension reform in Lyon, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

Youths clash with police at Place Bellecour during a demonstration over pension reform in Lyon, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

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<p>Youth throw rocks in a cloud of tear gas during clashes with French police after a demonstration over pension reform in Lyon, October 19, 2010. 

REUTERS/Robert Pratta </p>

Youth throw rocks in a cloud of tear gas during clashes with French police after a demonstration over pension reform in Lyon, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

Youth throw rocks in a cloud of tear gas during clashes with French police after a demonstration over pension reform in Lyon, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

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<p>French police pass a burning car during a student demonstration in Nanterre, near Paris, October 19, 2010. 

REUTERS/Guillaume Bertrand </p>

French police pass a burning car during a student demonstration in Nanterre, near Paris, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Guillaume Bertrand

French police pass a burning car during a student demonstration in Nanterre, near Paris, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Guillaume Bertrand

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<p>A French high school student faces anti-riot gendarmes during a student demonstration at the Place de la Republique in Paris October 19, 2010. 

REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes </p>

A French high school student faces anti-riot gendarmes during a student demonstration at the Place de la Republique in Paris October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A French high school student faces anti-riot gendarmes during a student demonstration at the Place de la Republique in Paris October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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<p>Passengers walk on the highway as French striking workers block the Charles-de-Gaulle airport in Roissy near Paris, October 20, 2010.  REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes </p>

Passengers walk on the highway as French striking workers block the Charles-de-Gaulle airport in Roissy near Paris, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Passengers walk on the highway as French striking workers block the Charles-de-Gaulle airport in Roissy near Paris, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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<p>French high school students block the traffic during a student demonstration at Place de la Republique in Paris October 19, 2010. 
REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes </p>

French high school students block the traffic during a student demonstration at Place de la Republique in Paris October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

French high school students block the traffic during a student demonstration at Place de la Republique in Paris October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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<p>High school students shout slogans as striking railway workers burn railway tracks during a demonstration at the old port of Marseille, October 21, 2010.   REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier </p>

High school students shout slogans as striking railway workers burn railway tracks during a demonstration at the old port of Marseille, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

High school students shout slogans as striking railway workers burn railway tracks during a demonstration at the old port of Marseille, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

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<p>French police arrest a youth during outbreaks of violence after a demonstration over pension reform in Lyon, October 19, 2010. 

REUTERS/Robert Pratta </p>

French police arrest a youth during outbreaks of violence after a demonstration over pension reform in Lyon, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

French police arrest a youth during outbreaks of violence after a demonstration over pension reform in Lyon, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

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<p>French high school students walk past riot policemen as they enter in the metro after a demonstration over pension reform on the Champs Elysees in Paris, October 18, 2010.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau</p>

French high school students walk past riot policemen as they enter in the metro after a demonstration over pension reform on the Champs Elysees in Paris, October 18, 2010. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

French high school students walk past riot policemen as they enter in the metro after a demonstration over pension reform on the Champs Elysees in Paris, October 18, 2010. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

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<p>Private and public sector workers demonstrate over pension reform in Paris, October 19, 2010. 

REUTERS/Charles Platiau </p>

Private and public sector workers demonstrate over pension reform in Paris, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Private and public sector workers demonstrate over pension reform in Paris, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

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<p>French high school students face riot gendarmes during a student demonstration at Place de la Republique in Paris October 19, 2010. 

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French high school students face riot gendarmes during a student demonstration at Place de la Republique in Paris October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

French high school students face riot gendarmes during a student demonstration at Place de la Republique in Paris October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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<p>Striking workers of French oil giant Total set up a burning barricade to block the entrance of the oil refinery of Donges, near Nantes, October 18, 2010. 

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Striking workers of French oil giant Total set up a burning barricade to block the entrance of the oil refinery of Donges, near Nantes, October 18, 2010. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Striking workers of French oil giant Total set up a burning barricade to block the entrance of the oil refinery of Donges, near Nantes, October 18, 2010. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

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<p>French police take position during clashes with youths after a demonstration over pension reform in Lyon, October 19, 2010. 
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French police take position during clashes with youths after a demonstration over pension reform in Lyon, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

French police take position during clashes with youths after a demonstration over pension reform in Lyon, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

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<p>A petrol pump at a gas station is seen wrapped in paper rolls in Paris October 18, 2010. 

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A petrol pump at a gas station is seen wrapped in paper rolls in Paris October 18, 2010. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A petrol pump at a gas station is seen wrapped in paper rolls in Paris October 18, 2010. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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<p>French high school students demonstrate during a day nationwide protest against pensions reform in Nice, southeastern France, October 15, 2010. The slogan reads " We are not tired". REUTERS/Eric Gaillard </p>

French high school students demonstrate during a day nationwide protest against pensions reform in Nice, southeastern France, October 15, 2010. The slogan reads " We are not tired". REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

French high school students demonstrate during a day nationwide protest against pensions reform in Nice, southeastern France, October 15, 2010. The slogan reads " We are not tired". REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>French high school students walks past an overturned car during rioting at a student demonstration in Lyon October 18, 2010. 
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French high school students walks past an overturned car during rioting at a student demonstration in Lyon October 18, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

French high school students walks past an overturned car during rioting at a student demonstration in Lyon October 18, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

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<p>SNCF railway workers take part in a demonstration over pension reform in Nantes, October 16, 2010. The words on the banners read "Nantes's railway workers". REUTERS/Stephane Mahe </p>

SNCF railway workers take part in a demonstration over pension reform in Nantes, October 16, 2010. The words on the banners read "Nantes's railway workers". REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

SNCF railway workers take part in a demonstration over pension reform in Nantes, October 16, 2010. The words on the banners read "Nantes's railway workers". REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

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<p>A worker of French oil giant Total stands near a burning barricade to block the entrance of an oil refinery in Donges, near Nantes, October 13, 2010.
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A worker of French oil giant Total stands near a burning barricade to block the entrance of an oil refinery in Donges, near Nantes, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A worker of French oil giant Total stands near a burning barricade to block the entrance of an oil refinery in Donges, near Nantes, October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

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<p>A policeman counts the numbers of demonstrators on a notepad as private and public sector demonstrate over pension reforms in Lille, northern France, October 12 , 2010.

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A policeman counts the numbers of demonstrators on a notepad as private and public sector demonstrate over pension reforms in Lille, northern France, October 12 , 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A policeman counts the numbers of demonstrators on a notepad as private and public sector demonstrate over pension reforms in Lille, northern France, October 12 , 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>Riot policemen stand near the Place de la Bastille after a demonstration over pension reform in Paris, October 16, 2010. 
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Riot policemen stand near the Place de la Bastille after a demonstration over pension reform in Paris, October 16, 2010. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Riot policemen stand near the Place de la Bastille after a demonstration over pension reform in Paris, October 16, 2010. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

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<p>Commuters crowd into a RER train (suburban rapid transit) at Auber station during a second day of a nationwide strike by French SNCF railway work, in Paris, October 13, 2010 . REUTERS/Benoit Tessier </p>

Commuters crowd into a RER train (suburban rapid transit) at Auber station during a second day of a nationwide strike by French SNCF railway work, in Paris, October 13, 2010 . REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Commuters crowd into a RER train (suburban rapid transit) at Auber station during a second day of a nationwide strike by French SNCF railway work, in Paris, October 13, 2010 . REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

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<p>Workers of French oil giant Total and the SFDM Society surround a burning barricade used to block the entrance at the SFDM petrol depot near the oil refinery of Donges, October 15, 2010. 

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Workers of French oil giant Total and the SFDM Society surround a burning barricade used to block the entrance at the SFDM petrol depot near the oil refinery of Donges, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Workers of French oil giant Total and the SFDM Society surround a burning barricade used to block the entrance at the SFDM petrol depot near the oil refinery of Donges, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

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<p>Private and public sector workers take part in a demonstration over pension reform in Paris, October 16, 2010. 
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Private and public sector workers take part in a demonstration over pension reform in Paris, October 16, 2010. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Private and public sector workers take part in a demonstration over pension reform in Paris, October 16, 2010. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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<p>A demonstrator writes the CGT sign on the pavement with a warning flare during a protest march over pension reform in Bordeaux October 14, 2010. 
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A demonstrator writes the CGT sign on the pavement with a warning flare during a protest march over pension reform in Bordeaux October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Ulrich Chofflet

A demonstrator writes the CGT sign on the pavement with a warning flare during a protest march over pension reform in Bordeaux October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Ulrich Chofflet

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<p>Workers of French oil giant Total and the SFDM Society, and SNCF railway workers stand near a burning barricade to block the entrance of the deposit of the society SFDM near the oil refinery of Donges, near Nantes, October 15, 2010. 
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Workers of French oil giant Total and the SFDM Society, and SNCF railway workers stand near a burning barricade to block the entrance of the deposit of the society SFDM near the oil refinery of Donges, near Nantes, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Stephane...more

Workers of French oil giant Total and the SFDM Society, and SNCF railway workers stand near a burning barricade to block the entrance of the deposit of the society SFDM near the oil refinery of Donges, near Nantes, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

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<p>A French SUD Solidaires labour union worker holds a red flare in front of a banner that reads "Strike" during a demonstration over pension reform in Lille October 16, 2010. 
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A French SUD Solidaires labour union worker holds a red flare in front of a banner that reads "Strike" during a demonstration over pension reform in Lille October 16, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A French SUD Solidaires labour union worker holds a red flare in front of a banner that reads "Strike" during a demonstration over pension reform in Lille October 16, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>High school student holds a placard which reads "shout" during a demonstration over pension reform in Nantes,  October 19, 2010. 


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High school student holds a placard which reads "shout" during a demonstration over pension reform in Nantes, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

High school student holds a placard which reads "shout" during a demonstration over pension reform in Nantes, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

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<p>Private and public sector workers attend a demonstration over pension reform in Paris, October 16, 2010. The placard reads, "Here it is: Retirement !". REUTERS/Benoit Tessier </p>

Private and public sector workers attend a demonstration over pension reform in Paris, October 16, 2010. The placard reads, "Here it is: Retirement !". REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Private and public sector workers attend a demonstration over pension reform in Paris, October 16, 2010. The placard reads, "Here it is: Retirement !". REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

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<p>Striking shipbuilding workers attend a demonstration with Airbus workers, SNCF railway workers, teachers and high school students at the STX Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique site in Saint Nazaire October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe </p>

Striking shipbuilding workers attend a demonstration with Airbus workers, SNCF railway workers, teachers and high school students at the STX Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique site in Saint Nazaire October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Striking shipbuilding workers attend a demonstration with Airbus workers, SNCF railway workers, teachers and high school students at the STX Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique site in Saint Nazaire October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

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<p>French riot police arrest youth at the end of a demonstration over pension reform in Paris, October 16, 2010.

 REUTERS/Benoit Tessier </p>

French riot police arrest youth at the end of a demonstration over pension reform in Paris, October 16, 2010. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

French riot police arrest youth at the end of a demonstration over pension reform in Paris, October 16, 2010. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

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<p>French striking railway workers face police as they demonstrate over pension reform near the UMP party headquarters in Paris, October 21, 2010.

REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes  </p>

French striking railway workers face police as they demonstrate over pension reform near the UMP party headquarters in Paris, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

French striking railway workers face police as they demonstrate over pension reform near the UMP party headquarters in Paris, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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