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A passenger crosses railway tracks at the Saint Jean station in Bordeaux during a 24-hour nation-wide strike by rail employees, January 21, 2004. French state-run SNCF railway workers strike for a pay rise and are angered by the company's plans to shed 3,500 jobs this year. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE REUTERS/Regis Duvignau RD/JES