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French public sector strikes against pension reform

Striking workers block the entry at the glass Pyramid of the Louvre museum in Paris on the 44th consecutive day of strikes, January 17.   REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Striking workers block the entry at the glass Pyramid of the Louvre museum in Paris on the 44th consecutive day of strikes, January 17. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Striking workers block the entry at the glass Pyramid of the Louvre museum in Paris on the 44th consecutive day of strikes, January 17. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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French lawyers on strike demonstrate against French government's pensions reform plans at the courthouse in Lyon on the 44th consecutive day of strikes, January 17.  
 REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

French lawyers on strike demonstrate against French government's pensions reform plans at the courthouse in Lyon on the 44th consecutive day of strikes, January 17. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

French lawyers on strike demonstrate against French government's pensions reform plans at the courthouse in Lyon on the 44th consecutive day of strikes, January 17. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot
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A protester holds a flare during a demonstration of French labor union members and workers on the 38th consecutive day, in Paris, January 11.   REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A protester holds a flare during a demonstration of French labor union members and workers on the 38th consecutive day, in Paris, January 11. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A protester holds a flare during a demonstration of French labor union members and workers on the 38th consecutive day, in Paris, January 11. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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A man tries to extinguish an advertisement board set on fire during a demonstration on the 38th consecutive day of strikes, in Paris, January 11.   REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A man tries to extinguish an advertisement board set on fire during a demonstration on the 38th consecutive day of strikes, in Paris, January 11. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A man tries to extinguish an advertisement board set on fire during a demonstration on the 38th consecutive day of strikes, in Paris, January 11. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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French labor union members and workers on strike hold a placard with a portrait of French President Macron as King Louis XVI on the 36th consecutive day of strikes, in Paris, January 9.      REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

French labor union members and workers on strike hold a placard with a portrait of French President Macron as King Louis XVI on the 36th consecutive day of strikes, in Paris, January 9. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

French labor union members and workers on strike hold a placard with a portrait of French President Macron as King Louis XVI on the 36th consecutive day of strikes, in Paris, January 9. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Riot police stand during a demonstration on the 38th consecutive day of strikes, in Paris, January 11.     
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Riot police stand during a demonstration on the 38th consecutive day of strikes, in Paris, January 11. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Riot police stand during a demonstration on the 38th consecutive day of strikes, in Paris, January 11. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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A demonstrator faces off with French gendarmes during a demonstration in Nantes on the 36th consecutive day of strikes, January 9.      

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A demonstrator faces off with French gendarmes during a demonstration in Nantes on the 36th consecutive day of strikes, January 9. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A demonstrator faces off with French gendarmes during a demonstration in Nantes on the 36th consecutive day of strikes, January 9. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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French CGT dock workers on strike attend a demonstration in Nantes on the 36th consecutive day of strikes, January 9.  
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French CGT dock workers on strike attend a demonstration in Nantes on the 36th consecutive day of strikes, January 9. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French CGT dock workers on strike attend a demonstration in Nantes on the 36th consecutive day of strikes, January 9. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Honey-colored giant teddy bears are seen near French police during a demonstration on the 43rd consecutive day of strikes, January 16.    REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Honey-colored giant teddy bears are seen near French police during a demonstration on the 43rd consecutive day of strikes, January 16. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Honey-colored giant teddy bears are seen near French police during a demonstration on the 43rd consecutive day of strikes, January 16. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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French lawyers on strike hang their lawyers' robes as they demonstrate inside the courthouse in Lyon, January 13.     
  REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

French lawyers on strike hang their lawyers' robes as they demonstrate inside the courthouse in Lyon, January 13. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

French lawyers on strike hang their lawyers' robes as they demonstrate inside the courthouse in Lyon, January 13. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot
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A view shows the Palais Garnier opera house with a banner that reads ''Paris opera on strike' on the 20th day of strikes, in Paris, December 24.  
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A view shows the Palais Garnier opera house with a banner that reads ''Paris opera on strike' on the 20th day of strikes, in Paris, December 24. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A view shows the Palais Garnier opera house with a banner that reads ''Paris opera on strike' on the 20th day of strikes, in Paris, December 24. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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A couple hugs during a demonstration on the 36th consecutive day of strikes, in Paris, January 9.  
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A couple hugs during a demonstration on the 36th consecutive day of strikes, in Paris, January 9. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A couple hugs during a demonstration on the 36th consecutive day of strikes, in Paris, January 9. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Riot police walk during a demonstration on the 38th consecutive day of strikes, in Paris, January 11.     
  REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Riot police walk during a demonstration on the 38th consecutive day of strikes, in Paris, January 11. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Riot police walk during a demonstration on the 38th consecutive day of strikes, in Paris, January 11. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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French mathematics teacher Pierre Coste speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron about the government's pensions overhaul at the Beaumont Palace in Pau, January 14.   


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French mathematics teacher Pierre Coste speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron about the government's pensions overhaul at the Beaumont Palace in Pau, January 14. Georges Gobet/Pool via REUTERS

French mathematics teacher Pierre Coste speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron about the government's pensions overhaul at the Beaumont Palace in Pau, January 14. Georges Gobet/Pool via REUTERS
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Protesters walk with red flares during a demonstration on the 38th consecutive day of strikes, in Lyon, January 11.  
  REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

Protesters walk with red flares during a demonstration on the 38th consecutive day of strikes, in Lyon, January 11. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

Protesters walk with red flares during a demonstration on the 38th consecutive day of strikes, in Lyon, January 11. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot
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A man holds a French flag during a demonstration on the 38th consecutive day of strikes, in Paris, January 11.  
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A man holds a French flag during a demonstration on the 38th consecutive day of strikes, in Paris, January 11. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A man holds a French flag during a demonstration on the 38th consecutive day of strikes, in Paris, January 11. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Riot police line up behind a cloud of tear gas on the 38th consecutive day of strikes, in Paris, January 11.  
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Riot police line up behind a cloud of tear gas on the 38th consecutive day of strikes, in Paris, January 11. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Riot police line up behind a cloud of tear gas on the 38th consecutive day of strikes, in Paris, January 11. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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French labor union members and workers on strike attend a demonstration on the 38th consecutive day of strikes, in Paris, January 11.   REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

French labor union members and workers on strike attend a demonstration on the 38th consecutive day of strikes, in Paris, January 11. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

French labor union members and workers on strike attend a demonstration on the 38th consecutive day of strikes, in Paris, January 11. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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A demonstrator wears a mask depicting French President Macron as French labor union members and workers on strike attend a demonstration in Nantes, on the 36th consecutive day of strikes. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A demonstrator wears a mask depicting French President Macron as French labor union members and workers on strike attend a demonstration in Nantes, on the 36th consecutive day of strikes. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A demonstrator wears a mask depicting French President Macron as French labor union members and workers on strike attend a demonstration in Nantes, on the 36th consecutive day of strikes. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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French CGT labor union workers attend a demonstration against the French government's pension reform plans in Marseille, December 10. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

French CGT labor union workers attend a demonstration against the French government's pension reform plans in Marseille, December 10. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

French CGT labor union workers attend a demonstration against the French government's pension reform plans in Marseille, December 10. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
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Jerome Rodrigues, one of the leading figures of the yellow vests movement, applies an icepack on his eye after he was injured during a demonstration on the 24th consecutive day of strikes in Paris, December 28.   REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Jerome Rodrigues, one of the leading figures of the yellow vests movement, applies an icepack on his eye after he was injured during a demonstration on the 24th consecutive day of strikes in Paris, December 28. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Jerome Rodrigues, one of the leading figures of the yellow vests movement, applies an icepack on his eye after he was injured during a demonstration on the 24th consecutive day of strikes in Paris, December 28. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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French CGT dock workers on strike attend a demonstration in Marseille on the 36th consecutive day of strikes, January 9.    REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

French CGT dock workers on strike attend a demonstration in Marseille on the 36th consecutive day of strikes, January 9. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

French CGT dock workers on strike attend a demonstration in Marseille on the 36th consecutive day of strikes, January 9. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
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French students attend a demonstration with French labor union members and workers on strike in Nantes, on the 36th consecutive day of strikes, January 9.    
    REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French students attend a demonstration with French labor union members and workers on strike in Nantes, on the 36th consecutive day of strikes, January 9. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French students attend a demonstration with French labor union members and workers on strike in Nantes, on the 36th consecutive day of strikes, January 9. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Protestors gather near the sculpture "Le lion de Belfort", located at Denfert-Dochereau place, during a demonstration  in Paris, December 10.   REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Protestors gather near the sculpture "Le lion de Belfort", located at Denfert-Dochereau place, during a demonstration in Paris, December 10. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Protestors gather near the sculpture "Le lion de Belfort", located at Denfert-Dochereau place, during a demonstration in Paris, December 10. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Police stand ready as protestors run away from teargas during a demonstration against the French government's pension reform plans in Paris, December 5.    
  REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Police stand ready as protestors run away from teargas during a demonstration against the French government's pension reform plans in Paris, December 5. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Police stand ready as protestors run away from teargas during a demonstration against the French government's pension reform plans in Paris, December 5. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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