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Anti-austerity strikes sweep Europe

A man wears a T-shirt which reads: "No cuts. Spending review" during a demonstration against austerity measures in downtown Rome November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A man wears a T-shirt which reads: "No cuts. Spending review" during a demonstration against austerity measures in downtown Rome November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A man wears a T-shirt which reads: "No cuts. Spending review" during a demonstration against austerity measures in downtown Rome November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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Commuters wait for trains at Atocha rail station during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Madrid, November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

Commuters wait for trains at Atocha rail station during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Madrid, November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

Commuters wait for trains at Atocha rail station during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Madrid, November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hanna
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Passengers wait for their luggages after arriving at Madrid's Barajas airport, during a 24-hour nationwide general strike November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Passengers wait for their luggages after arriving at Madrid's Barajas airport, during a 24-hour nationwide general strike November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Passengers wait for their luggages after arriving at Madrid's Barajas airport, during a 24-hour nationwide general strike November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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A passenger purchases a ticket near a line of police at Atocha rail station during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Madrid, November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

A passenger purchases a ticket near a line of police at Atocha rail station during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Madrid, November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

A passenger purchases a ticket near a line of police at Atocha rail station during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Madrid, November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hanna
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A union picketer pastes a sticker on a screen showing the departure flights at Terminal 4 during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Madrid's Barajas airport November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

A union picketer pastes a sticker on a screen showing the departure flights at Terminal 4 during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Madrid's Barajas airport November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

A union picketer pastes a sticker on a screen showing the departure flights at Terminal 4 during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Madrid's Barajas airport November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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An advertising board is seen at a nearly empty arrival hall at Atocha rail station during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Madrid, November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

An advertising board is seen at a nearly empty arrival hall at Atocha rail station during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Madrid, November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

An advertising board is seen at a nearly empty arrival hall at Atocha rail station during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Madrid, November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hanna
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A picketer is arrested by riot police officers after trying to close a pub with other picketers at the start of a nationwide general strike in Malaga, southern Spain early November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A picketer is arrested by riot police officers after trying to close a pub with other picketers at the start of a nationwide general strike in Malaga, southern Spain early November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A picketer is arrested by riot police officers after trying to close a pub with other picketers at the start of a nationwide general strike in Malaga, southern Spain early November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Picketers (R) clash with riot police officers as they try to stop a truck (L) at the entrance of Malaga's main food warehouse "MercaMalaga", at the start of a nationwide general strike in Malaga, southern Spain early November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Picketers (R) clash with riot police officers as they try to stop a truck (L) at the entrance of Malaga's main food warehouse "MercaMalaga", at the start of a nationwide general strike in Malaga, southern Spain early November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jon...more

Picketers (R) clash with riot police officers as they try to stop a truck (L) at the entrance of Malaga's main food warehouse "MercaMalaga", at the start of a nationwide general strike in Malaga, southern Spain early November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Glass factory workers, wearing vests that read "General strike", stand on a picket line at the entrance of Saint-Gobain Sekurit Portugal in Santa Iria Azoia November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Hugo Correia

Glass factory workers, wearing vests that read "General strike", stand on a picket line at the entrance of Saint-Gobain Sekurit Portugal in Santa Iria Azoia November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Hugo Correia

Glass factory workers, wearing vests that read "General strike", stand on a picket line at the entrance of Saint-Gobain Sekurit Portugal in Santa Iria Azoia November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Hugo Correia
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Glass factory workers, wearing vests that read "General strike", stand on a picket line at the entrance of Saint-Gobain Sekurit Portugal in Santa Iria Azoia November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Hugo Correia

Glass factory workers, wearing vests that read "General strike", stand on a picket line at the entrance of Saint-Gobain Sekurit Portugal in Santa Iria Azoia November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Hugo Correia

Glass factory workers, wearing vests that read "General strike", stand on a picket line at the entrance of Saint-Gobain Sekurit Portugal in Santa Iria Azoia November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Hugo Correia
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Glass factory workers, wearing vests that read "General strike", stand on a picket line at the entrance of Saint-Gobain Sekurit Portugal in Santa Iria Azoia November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Hugo Correia

Glass factory workers, wearing vests that read "General strike", stand on a picket line at the entrance of Saint-Gobain Sekurit Portugal in Santa Iria Azoia November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Hugo Correia

Glass factory workers, wearing vests that read "General strike", stand on a picket line at the entrance of Saint-Gobain Sekurit Portugal in Santa Iria Azoia November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Hugo Correia
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Students shout slogans during a demonstration against austerity measures in downtown Rome November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Students shout slogans during a demonstration against austerity measures in downtown Rome November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Students shout slogans during a demonstration against austerity measures in downtown Rome November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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Students shout slogans during a demonstration against austerity measures in downtown Rome November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Students shout slogans during a demonstration against austerity measures in downtown Rome November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Students shout slogans during a demonstration against austerity measures in downtown Rome November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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Picketers from workers' and trade unions shout slogans at Atocha rail station during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Madrid, November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

Picketers from workers' and trade unions shout slogans at Atocha rail station during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Madrid, November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

Picketers from workers' and trade unions shout slogans at Atocha rail station during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Madrid, November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hanna
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