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Argentina's Fernandez faces her first general strike

A placard that reads "A minimum $ 5,000 wage" is seen while demonstrators block the Pueyrredon Bridge, during a one-day nationwide strike in Buenos Aires November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

A placard that reads "A minimum $ 5,000 wage" is seen while demonstrators block the Pueyrredon Bridge, during a one-day nationwide strike in Buenos Aires November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

A placard that reads "A minimum $ 5,000 wage" is seen while demonstrators block the Pueyrredon Bridge, during a one-day nationwide strike in Buenos Aires November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian
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An empty motorway is seen during a one-day nationwide strike in Buenos Aires November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

An empty motorway is seen during a one-day nationwide strike in Buenos Aires November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

An empty motorway is seen during a one-day nationwide strike in Buenos Aires November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian
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People sleep next to garbage bags during a one-day nationwide strike at the Buenos Aires November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Enique Marcarian

People sleep next to garbage bags during a one-day nationwide strike at the Buenos Aires November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Enique Marcarian

People sleep next to garbage bags during a one-day nationwide strike at the Buenos Aires November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Enique Marcarian
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A woman walks past signs that read "the 20th we all go on strike" outside Retiro train station, during a one-day nationwide strike in Buenos Aires November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

A woman walks past signs that read "the 20th we all go on strike" outside Retiro train station, during a one-day nationwide strike in Buenos Aires November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

A woman walks past signs that read "the 20th we all go on strike" outside Retiro train station, during a one-day nationwide strike in Buenos Aires November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
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A man walks along a platform next to rail tracks at Retiro train station, during a one-day nationwide strike in Buenos Aires November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

A man walks along a platform next to rail tracks at Retiro train station, during a one-day nationwide strike in Buenos Aires November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

A man walks along a platform next to rail tracks at Retiro train station, during a one-day nationwide strike in Buenos Aires November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
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A policeman walks up the stairs at Retiro subway station, during a one-day nationwide strike in Buenos Aires November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

A policeman walks up the stairs at Retiro subway station, during a one-day nationwide strike in Buenos Aires November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

A policeman walks up the stairs at Retiro subway station, during a one-day nationwide strike in Buenos Aires November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
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A man walks down a bridge over General Paz highway, which is empty due to a blockade by protesters, in Buenos Aires, November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

A man walks down a bridge over General Paz highway, which is empty due to a blockade by protesters, in Buenos Aires, November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

A man walks down a bridge over General Paz highway, which is empty due to a blockade by protesters, in Buenos Aires, November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
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Demonstrators block General Paz highway during a protest, in Buenos Aires November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Demonstrators block General Paz highway during a protest, in Buenos Aires November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Demonstrators block General Paz highway during a protest, in Buenos Aires November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
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Demonstrators sit on the road as they block General Paz highway in Buenos Aires, November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Demonstrators sit on the road as they block General Paz highway in Buenos Aires, November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Demonstrators sit on the road as they block General Paz highway in Buenos Aires, November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
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