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A woman watches a demonstration Tuesday  Sept. 7, 2010 in Paris. French unions challenged unpopular President Nicolas Sarkozy with a major nationwide strike over plans to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62, cutting service on trains, planes, buses and subways. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Photo by: Christophe Ena
A woman watches a demonstration Tuesday Sept. 7, 2010 in Paris. French unions challenged unpopular President Nicolas Sarkozy with a major nationwide strike over plans to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62, cutting service on trains, planes, buses and subways. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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