Steel workers from the nearby Fos-sur-Mer ArcelorMittal plant join a protest march in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, Oct.12, 2010. Teachers, mail carriers, bus drivers and other French workers ... more 
Steel workers from the nearby Fos-sur-Mer ArcelorMittal plant join a protest march in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, Oct.12, 2010. Teachers, mail carriers, bus drivers and other French workers try to shut down France in a showdown with President Nicolas Sarkozy over his government's attempt to raise the retirement age by two years to save money. The battle over the contested retirement reform has gone on for months, but this week could prove decisive. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Claude Paris
Tue, Oct 12, 2010 12:49 PM EDT