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France on strike — in pictures

French public sector workers are striking over controversial pension reforms proposed by President Emmanuel Macron. Schools closed, transport is disrupted and emergency rooms are operating with minimum staff.

French public sector workers are striking over proposed pension reforms.

Successive French governments have been trying to change the pension system for over 30 years but each proposal has been met with fierce opposition from its unionized workforce.

Many protesters view the strike as a stand against the erosion of the country's social safety net, not just about pension plans.