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Photo by: Chris Ison

A security guard locks a gate at the Ford Transit Assembly Plant in Southampton, England, after workers were told the site will close, with the loss of up to 1,500 jobs, on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Ford, which expects to lose more than $1 billion a year in Europe, has been pursuing plant closures and layoffs. (AP Photo/Chris Ison/PA)

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