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A protester wearing a gas mask holds a smartphone and gestures during a demonstration by striking employees of the French state rail company SNCF near the transport ministry in Paris
Protesters scuffle with police outside the closed entrance of Ana Rosa station during the fifth day of metro workers’ strike in São Paulo on Monday morning.
Striking miners march in Marikana, 40 kms from Rustenburg, in the South African platinum belt on Wednesday
People walk on a pedestrian bridge over Brasil Avenue during 48-hours-long bus strike in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday
Commuters board an underground train at King’s Cross station in London. Millions of people faced transport chaos on Tuesday after talks failed to avert a two-day strike on the London Underground train network over plans to cut jobs and close ticket offices.
A demonstrator stands as he participates in a 24-hour general strike in Athens. Greek unions held a 24-hour anti-austerity strike on Wednesday shutting down ferry services to the country’s world-famous islands, disrupting rail travel and closing pharmacies and several government offices.