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French pension reform 'necessary'

France has experienced the largest and most disruptive of the protests against the pension reform so far.

Europe editor Gavin Hewitt caught up with these latest demonstrations in Paris.

And French MP Herve Mariton discusses what impact the union unrest will have on the government's decisions.

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