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A flag of US tyre manufacturer Goodyear is pictured during a work... News PhotoBusiness,Employment and Labor,Flag,France,Goodyear - Brand-name,Government,Hauts-de-Seine,Horizontal,Illustration,Illustration Technique,Logo,Manufacturing,Paris - France,Symbol,Tire,USA,WorkingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA flag of US tyre manufacturer Goodyear is pictured during a work council on January 31, 2013 in Rueil-Malmaison, out of Paris. Executives at a Goodyear tyre plant in Amiens, northern France, presented today a plan to close the site, which employs 1,173 workers. 'Closing the factory is the only option after five years of unsuccessful negotiations,' said a statement, which added that the plan had been presented to a works committee and would serve as the basis for further consultations with workers' representatives. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)