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French Riot Police Crack Down on Protests Against Labor Reform

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A man holds a bouquet of flowers and a torch as he faces riot police during a demonstration against the government's planned labor reform, on May 26, 2016 in Lyon, central eastern France. The French government's labor market proposals, which are designed to make it easier for companies to hire and fire, have sparked a series of nationwide protests and strikes.

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