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In pictures: French strikes widen

Drivers stuck in traffic jams in Paris on 20 November 2007

French commuters faced more misery as transport workers held a second week of stoppages, joined by hundreds of thousands of civil servants staging a 24-hour walkout.

Police marshal passengers at Paris Gare du Nord subway station on 20 November 2007

Commuters on the Paris metro, where one in three subway trains were running on Tuesday, had to be corralled to prevent platform overcrowding.

The empty Perrache railway in Lyon, central France, 20 November 2007

Some rail stations were again left deserted. Postal workers, teachers, air traffic controllers and hospital staff joined the stoppages on Tuesday in protest at planned pay and job cuts.

French commuters try to get to work on 20 November 2007

Those who were going to work were forced to skate, cycle or walk to the office.

A man wearing an anti-Sarkozy T-shirt protests at Saint-Denis in the Indian Ocean French department island of Reunion on 20 November 2007

The civil servants' strike even spread to the French-run Indian Ocean island of Reunion, where this man wore an anti-President Nicolas Sarkozy T-shirt.

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