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Anti-austerity marches turn violent across southern Europe

Policemen watches a flare during clashes with protesters at the 24-hour nationwide general strike near the Parliament in Lisbon, November 14, 2012. Spanish and Portuguese workers will stage the first coordinated general strike across the Iberian Peninsula on Wednesday, shutting transport, grounding flights and closing schools to protest against spending cuts and tax hikes. REUTERS/Hugo Correia

Policemen watches a flare during clashes with protesters at the 24-hour nationwide general strike near the Parliament in Lisbon, November 14, 2012. Spanish and Portuguese workers will stage the first coordinated general strike across the Iberian...more

Policemen watches a flare during clashes with protesters at the 24-hour nationwide general strike near the Parliament in Lisbon, November 14, 2012. Spanish and Portuguese workers will stage the first coordinated general strike across the Iberian Peninsula on Wednesday, shutting transport, grounding flights and closing schools to protest against spending cuts and tax hikes. REUTERS/Hugo Correia
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A protester confronts riot police officers during clashes at 24-hour nationwide general strike in Lisbon, November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

A protester confronts riot police officers during clashes at 24-hour nationwide general strike in Lisbon, November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

A protester confronts riot police officers during clashes at 24-hour nationwide general strike in Lisbon, November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
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Policemen stand guard during clashes with protesters at a 24-hour nationwide general strike near the Parliament in Lisbon, November 14, 2012. Spanish and Portuguese workers will stage the first coordinated general strike across the Iberian Peninsula on Wednesday, shutting transport, grounding flights and closing schools to protest against spending cuts and tax hikes. REUTERS/Hugo Correia

Policemen stand guard during clashes with protesters at a 24-hour nationwide general strike near the Parliament in Lisbon, November 14, 2012. Spanish and Portuguese workers will stage the first coordinated general strike across the Iberian Peninsula...more

Policemen stand guard during clashes with protesters at a 24-hour nationwide general strike near the Parliament in Lisbon, November 14, 2012. Spanish and Portuguese workers will stage the first coordinated general strike across the Iberian Peninsula on Wednesday, shutting transport, grounding flights and closing schools to protest against spending cuts and tax hikes. REUTERS/Hugo Correia
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A protester runs in front of a burning barricade during clashes near the Parliament at the 24-hour nationwide general strike in Lisbon, November 14, 2012. Spanish and Portuguese workers will stage the first coordinated general strike across the Iberian Peninsula on Wednesday, shutting transport, grounding flights and closing schools to protest against spending cuts and tax hikes. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

A protester runs in front of a burning barricade during clashes near the Parliament at the 24-hour nationwide general strike in Lisbon, November 14, 2012. Spanish and Portuguese workers will stage the first coordinated general strike across the...more

A protester runs in front of a burning barricade during clashes near the Parliament at the 24-hour nationwide general strike in Lisbon, November 14, 2012. Spanish and Portuguese workers will stage the first coordinated general strike across the Iberian Peninsula on Wednesday, shutting transport, grounding flights and closing schools to protest against spending cuts and tax hikes. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
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Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration by French labour unions against austerity policies in Europe, in Marseille November 14, 2012. The banner reads, "Employment". REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration by French labour unions against austerity policies in Europe, in Marseille November 14, 2012. The banner reads, "Employment". REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration by French labour unions against austerity policies in Europe, in Marseille November 14, 2012. The banner reads, "Employment". REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
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Students wear Guy Fawkes masks during a demonstration against austerity measures in downtown Rome November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Students wear Guy Fawkes masks during a demonstration against austerity measures in downtown Rome November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Students wear Guy Fawkes masks during a demonstration against austerity measures in downtown Rome November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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People take part in a demonstration by French labour unions against austerity policies in Europe, in Marseille November 14, 2012. The placards read, "Enough austerity" (L), "Debt, austerity, that's enough" (R) and "We are all Greek". REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

People take part in a demonstration by French labour unions against austerity policies in Europe, in Marseille November 14, 2012. The placards read, "Enough austerity" (L), "Debt, austerity, that's enough" (R) and "We are all Greek"....more

People take part in a demonstration by French labour unions against austerity policies in Europe, in Marseille November 14, 2012. The placards read, "Enough austerity" (L), "Debt, austerity, that's enough" (R) and "We are all Greek". REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
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People take part in a demonstration by French labour unions against austerity policies in Europe, in Marseille November 14, 2012. The placard reads, "We are all Greek". REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

People take part in a demonstration by French labour unions against austerity policies in Europe, in Marseille November 14, 2012. The placard reads, "We are all Greek". REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

People take part in a demonstration by French labour unions against austerity policies in Europe, in Marseille November 14, 2012. The placard reads, "We are all Greek". REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
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People take part in a demonstration by French labour unions against austerity policies in Europe, in Marseille November 14, 2012. The placards read, "Enough austerity"(R) and "We are all Greek". REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

People take part in a demonstration by French labour unions against austerity policies in Europe, in Marseille November 14, 2012. The placards read, "Enough austerity"(R) and "We are all Greek". REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

People take part in a demonstration by French labour unions against austerity policies in Europe, in Marseille November 14, 2012. The placards read, "Enough austerity"(R) and "We are all Greek". REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
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People take part in a demonstration by French labour unions against austerity policies in Europe, in Marseille November 14, 2012. The banner in front reads: "Workers solidarity and unity - for an Europe of social progress against austerity policies". REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

People take part in a demonstration by French labour unions against austerity policies in Europe, in Marseille November 14, 2012. The banner in front reads: "Workers solidarity and unity - for an Europe of social progress against austerity policies"....more

People take part in a demonstration by French labour unions against austerity policies in Europe, in Marseille November 14, 2012. The banner in front reads: "Workers solidarity and unity - for an Europe of social progress against austerity policies". REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
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Students hold signs and placards during a demonstration against austerity measures in downtown Rome November 14, 2012. Millions went on strike across Europe on Wednesday to protest spending cuts they say have made the economic crisis worse. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Students hold signs and placards during a demonstration against austerity measures in downtown Rome November 14, 2012. Millions went on strike across Europe on Wednesday to protest spending cuts they say have made the economic crisis worse....more

Students hold signs and placards during a demonstration against austerity measures in downtown Rome November 14, 2012. Millions went on strike across Europe on Wednesday to protest spending cuts they say have made the economic crisis worse. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, gestures near a banner showing an euro coin on the facade of the European Commission headquarters during a march against austerity measures in Brussels November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, gestures near a banner showing an euro coin on the facade of the European Commission headquarters during a march against austerity measures in Brussels November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, gestures near a banner showing an euro coin on the facade of the European Commission headquarters during a march against austerity measures in Brussels November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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Students hold signs and placards during a demonstration against austerity measures in downtown Rome November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Students hold signs and placards during a demonstration against austerity measures in downtown Rome November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Students hold signs and placards during a demonstration against austerity measures in downtown Rome November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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