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A Roma child is carried by its mother at the Roma neighborhood in Tinca village. A centre for Roma people built by the local authorities from Lyon, France, will be opened in the village.

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A Roma child is carried by its mother in the Roma area of Tinca village. A centre for Roma people built by the local authorities in Lyon, France, will be opened in the village.

Employees of the French chemical firm Kem One demonstrate in the streets of Lyon on September 26, 2013 as Lyon's commercial court examined their situation. The 1,300 employees of Kem One, placed into receivership since March 27, were due to be informed about potential buyers and their restructuring projects but the court delayed its final decision to December 12.

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Employees of the French chemical group Kem One demonstrate in the streets of Lyon on Thursday as the city’s commercial court examined their situation. The 1,300 staff of Kem One, placed into receivership since March 27, were due to be informed about potential buyers and their restructuring projects but the court delayed its final decision until December 12.

People take part in a demonstration against a bill to reform the country's labour laws based on an agreement reached between employers and unions, on April 9, 2013 in Lyon. The bill is designed to give more flexibility to employers but also to offer more protection to employees, a key concern of French unions. Banner reads "no to all laws of social regression".

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Protesters demonstrate against a bill to reform the country’s labour laws based on an agreement reached between employers and unions, on April 9 2013 in Lyon. The bill is designed to give more flexibility to employers but also to offer more protection to employees, a key concern of French unions. The banner reads “no to all laws of social regression”. Read more