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Europe's farmers dump milk to protest low prices

<p>Belgian milk producers pour about 3 million litres of milk on a field near the Belgian city of Ciney, in protest over a growing industrial dispute over low prices, September 16, 2009. European dairy farmers, fed up with low prices, gave out milk for free, blocked deliveries and prepared to throw away millions of litres of milk this week in protests. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir</p>

Belgian milk producers pour about 3 million litres of milk on a field near the Belgian city of Ciney, in protest over a growing industrial dispute over low prices, September 16, 2009. European dairy farmers, fed up with low prices, gave out milk for...more

Belgian milk producers pour about 3 million litres of milk on a field near the Belgian city of Ciney, in protest over a growing industrial dispute over low prices, September 16, 2009. European dairy farmers, fed up with low prices, gave out milk for free, blocked deliveries and prepared to throw away millions of litres of milk this week in protests. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

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<p>REFILE - ADDING MONTH Belgian milk producers pour about 3 million litres (793,000 gallons) of milk on a field near the Belgian city of Ciney September 16, 2009 in protest over a growing industrial dispute over low prices. Support is growing among European Union member states for a new regulatory set-up for milk farmers struggling with depressed prices, France's agriculture minister, Michel Barnier, said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Yves Herman</p>

REFILE - ADDING MONTH Belgian milk producers pour about 3 million litres (793,000 gallons) of milk on a field near the Belgian city of Ciney September 16, 2009 in protest over a growing industrial dispute over low prices. Support is growing among...more

REFILE - ADDING MONTH Belgian milk producers pour about 3 million litres (793,000 gallons) of milk on a field near the Belgian city of Ciney September 16, 2009 in protest over a growing industrial dispute over low prices. Support is growing among European Union member states for a new regulatory set-up for milk farmers struggling with depressed prices, France's agriculture minister, Michel Barnier, said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Yves Herman

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<p>Belgian milk producers listen to speeches before pouring about 3 million litres (793,000 gallons) of milk on a field near the Belgian city of Ciney September 16, 2009. Support is growing among European Union member states for a new regulatory set-up for milk farmers struggling with depressed prices, France's agriculture minister, Michel Barnier, said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Yves Herman</p>

Belgian milk producers listen to speeches before pouring about 3 million litres (793,000 gallons) of milk on a field near the Belgian city of Ciney September 16, 2009. Support is growing among European Union member states for a new regulatory set-up...more

Belgian milk producers listen to speeches before pouring about 3 million litres (793,000 gallons) of milk on a field near the Belgian city of Ciney September 16, 2009. Support is growing among European Union member states for a new regulatory set-up for milk farmers struggling with depressed prices, France's agriculture minister, Michel Barnier, said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Yves Herman

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<p>Belgian milk producers pour about 3 million litres (793,000 gallons) of milk on a field near Ciney, September 16, 2009, in protest over a growing industrial dispute over low prices. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir</p>

Belgian milk producers pour about 3 million litres (793,000 gallons) of milk on a field near Ciney, September 16, 2009, in protest over a growing industrial dispute over low prices. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Belgian milk producers pour about 3 million litres (793,000 gallons) of milk on a field near Ciney, September 16, 2009, in protest over a growing industrial dispute over low prices. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

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<p>Belgian milk producers pour about 3 million litres (793,000 gallons) of milk on a field near Ciney, September 16, 2009, in protest over a growing industrial dispute over low prices. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir</p>

Belgian milk producers pour about 3 million litres (793,000 gallons) of milk on a field near Ciney, September 16, 2009, in protest over a growing industrial dispute over low prices. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Belgian milk producers pour about 3 million litres (793,000 gallons) of milk on a field near Ciney, September 16, 2009, in protest over a growing industrial dispute over low prices. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

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<p>A Belgian farmer holds a banner which reads: "Milk strike" on a field near Ciney September 16, 2009. Belgian milk producers poured about 3 million litres (793,000 gallons) of milk on the field in protest over a growing industrial dispute over low prices. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir</p>

A Belgian farmer holds a banner which reads: "Milk strike" on a field near Ciney September 16, 2009. Belgian milk producers poured about 3 million litres (793,000 gallons) of milk on the field in protest over a growing industrial dispute over low...more

A Belgian farmer holds a banner which reads: "Milk strike" on a field near Ciney September 16, 2009. Belgian milk producers poured about 3 million litres (793,000 gallons) of milk on the field in protest over a growing industrial dispute over low prices. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

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