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Strikes over budget cuts have been gaining momentum in several European countries

Arcelor Mittal steel workers dressed in protective work suit demonstrate over pension reforms in Marseille October 16, 2010. A nationwide strike that could hit various industries is planned for Tuesday, a day before the Senate is due to vote on a bill to make people work longer for their pensions.

JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER

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Private and public sector workers attend a demonstration over pension reform in Toulouse October 16, 2010. A nationwide strike that could hit various industries is planned for Tuesday, a day before the Senate is due to vote on a bill to make people work longer for their pensions.

JEAN-PHILIPPE ARLES

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French high school students shout slogans as they demonstrate in Nice, southeastern France October 16, 2010 during a fifth day of a nationwide protest against pension reform.

Eric Gaillard/Reuters

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High school students attend a demonstration with shipbuilding workers, Airbus workers, SNCF railway workers, teachers at the STX Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique site in Saint Nazaire October 14, 2010 during a third day of a nationwide protest against pensions reform.

STEPHANE MAHE/Reuters

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Tankers are blocked by on strike workers at the entrance of Fos-sur-Mer's oil terminal, on October 14, 2010 in Fos-sur-Mer. The stoppage was launched on September 27 to protest plans to set up a subsidiary to manage the Fos-sur-Mer and Lavera terminals, part of a port reform scheme.

GERARD JULIEN/AFP / Getty Images

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French CGT labour union railway workers demonstrate in the railway station of Nice, southeastern France, October 14, 2010 during a third day of a nationwide protest against pensions reform.

ERIC GAILLARD/Reuters

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A French railway worker waits to cast his ballot before a vote about the SNCF railway strike in Nice, southeastern France October 14, 2010 during the third day of a nationwide protest against pensions reform. The slogan on the wall reads "We don't want to die at work".

ERIC GAILLARD/Reuters

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High school students attend a demonstration with shipbuilding worker, Airbus workers, SNCF railway workers, teachers at the STX Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique site in Saint Nazaire October 14, 2010.

STEPHANE MAHE

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A teacher with an armband which reads "Teacher on strike !"

STEPHANE MAHE/Reuters

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Striking shipbuilding workers attend a demonstration in France.

STEPHANE MAHE/Reuters

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Students shout slogans as they block the Marseilleveyre high school in Marseille October 14, 2010.

JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER/Reuters

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Tankers are blocked by on strike workers at the entrance of Fos-sur-Mer's oil terminal, on October 14, 2010 in Fos-sur-Mer.

GERARD JULIEN/AFP / Getty Images

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