French Labor Minister Eric Woerth, at the Senate, in Paris, Friday, Oct. 22, 2010. The French Senate prepared to vote on a pension reform, after the government short-circuited a protracted debate. The... more 
French Labor Minister Eric Woerth, at the Senate, in Paris, Friday, Oct. 22, 2010. The French Senate prepared to vote on a pension reform, after the government short-circuited a protracted debate. The Senate is near certain to approve the measure, which raises the minimum retirement age from 60 to 62 later Friday, despite months of strikes and protests that reached a climax of radical action and scattered clashes this week. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jacques Brinon
Fri, Oct 22, 2010 6:48 PM EDT