8 of 23: Penitentiary workers stand near a blockade set up in front of the Fresnes prison, south of Paris, Thursday, May 7, 2009. Penitentiary workers in France are not allowed to strike. To express their anger, they have blocked exits from prisons, taken holiday or stayed off the job. Prison workers say work conditions have deteriorated and there are not enough of them.

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