Anti-austerity strikes sweep southern Europe
A passenger waits on an empty platform at the Thalys high-speed train terminal at Brussels Midi/Zuid rail station during an European strike November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman
Policemen stand in a line as picketers and protesters march along Gran Via street during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in central Madrid, November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Juan Medina
A woman travels up an escalator near a group of policemen at Madrid's Atocha station during a 24-hour nationwide general strike November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hanna
Cars queue on the main bridge over the Tagus river to enter Lisbon during a nationwide general strike November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro
A Belgian worker holds a flare during an European strike at North rail station in Brussels November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman
A taxi driver removes a sticker from the window of his taxi during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Madrid November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Juan Medina
A commuter looks at a ticketing window pasted with stickers during a 24-hour nationwide general strike at Sants station in Barcelona November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino
Millions of workers went on strike across Europe to protest spending cuts they say have made the economic crisis worse.
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