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A worker (center) at the Ford plant in Genk, Belgium, smashes a plaque containing the company's mission statement with a shovel while another worker looks on, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in front of the factory. The European Ford management announced it will close the plant at the end of 2014 — a move that will result in 4,500 direct job losses and 5,000 more among subcontractors. (Associated Press)

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