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Swiss women strike for equality

Traffic is blocked by the participants of a women's strike at the Central Square in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Traffic is blocked by the participants of a women's strike at the Central Square in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Traffic is blocked by the participants of a women's strike at the Central Square in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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Protesters carry placards as they attend a day-long and nationwide women's strike in Lausanne, June 14. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Protesters carry placards as they attend a day-long and nationwide women's strike in Lausanne, June 14. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Protesters carry placards as they attend a day-long and nationwide women's strike in Lausanne, June 14. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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People hold a banner during a day-long and nationwide women's strike aimed at highlighting the country's poor record on defending the rights of women and families in Lausanne, Switzerland, June 14.   REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

People hold a banner during a day-long and nationwide women's strike aimed at highlighting the country's poor record on defending the rights of women and families in Lausanne, Switzerland, June 14. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

People hold a banner during a day-long and nationwide women's strike aimed at highlighting the country's poor record on defending the rights of women and families in Lausanne, Switzerland, June 14. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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A protester lets off a smoke bomb at a demonstration in Zurich, June 14. 


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A protester lets off a smoke bomb at a demonstration in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A protester lets off a smoke bomb at a demonstration in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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Protesters carry placards as they attend a day-long and nationwide women's strike in Lausanne, June 14.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Protesters carry placards as they attend a day-long and nationwide women's strike in Lausanne, June 14. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Protesters carry placards as they attend a day-long and nationwide women's strike in Lausanne, June 14. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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A protester wears a safety helmet during a women's strike in Zurich, June 14.   REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A protester wears a safety helmet during a women's strike in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A protester wears a safety helmet during a women's strike in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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Protests carry placards as they attend a day-long and nationwide women's strike in Lausanne, June 14. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Protests carry placards as they attend a day-long and nationwide women's strike in Lausanne, June 14. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Protests carry placards as they attend a day-long and nationwide women's strike in Lausanne, June 14. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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A woman wears a t-shirt showing the date of the women's strike as she takes part in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd WIegmann

A woman wears a t-shirt showing the date of the women's strike as she takes part in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd WIegmann

A woman wears a t-shirt showing the date of the women's strike as she takes part in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd WIegmann
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A protester carries a placard during a women's strike in Zurich, June 14.  REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A protester carries a placard during a women's strike in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A protester carries a placard during a women's strike in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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People carry placards as they attend a day-long and nationwide women's strike in Lausanne, June 14. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

People carry placards as they attend a day-long and nationwide women's strike in Lausanne, June 14. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

People carry placards as they attend a day-long and nationwide women's strike in Lausanne, June 14. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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Protesters carry banners and placards at a demonstration in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Protesters carry banners and placards at a demonstration in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Protesters carry banners and placards at a demonstration in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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People attend a day-long and nationwide women's strike in Lausanne, June 14. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

People attend a day-long and nationwide women's strike in Lausanne, June 14. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

People attend a day-long and nationwide women's strike in Lausanne, June 14. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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A tape labeled with the slogan 'Closed because of women's strike/feminist strike' is stretched across the street at the Central Square in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A tape labeled with the slogan 'Closed because of women's strike/feminist strike' is stretched across the street at the Central Square in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A tape labeled with the slogan 'Closed because of women's strike/feminist strike' is stretched across the street at the Central Square in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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Protesters carry placards as they attend a day-long and nationwide women's strike in Lausanne, June 14.  
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Protesters carry placards as they attend a day-long and nationwide women's strike in Lausanne, June 14. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Protesters carry placards as they attend a day-long and nationwide women's strike in Lausanne, June 14. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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Traffic is blocked by the participants of a women's strike in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Traffic is blocked by the participants of a women's strike in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Traffic is blocked by the participants of a women's strike in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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Women walk past a banner reading 'Up with women's pay, away with the big cats, for communism' during the women's strike in Zurich, June 14.  REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Women walk past a banner reading 'Up with women's pay, away with the big cats, for communism' during the women's strike in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Women walk past a banner reading 'Up with women's pay, away with the big cats, for communism' during the women's strike in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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People attend a day-long and nationwide women's strike in Lausanne, June 14. The placard reads, 'No is no'.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

People attend a day-long and nationwide women's strike in Lausanne, June 14. The placard reads, 'No is no'. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

People attend a day-long and nationwide women's strike in Lausanne, June 14. The placard reads, 'No is no'. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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A protester gestures and blows a whistle at a demonstration  in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A protester gestures and blows a whistle at a demonstration in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A protester gestures and blows a whistle at a demonstration in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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Protesters carry banners and placards at a demonstration in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Protesters carry banners and placards at a demonstration in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Protesters carry banners and placards at a demonstration in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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Women pose behind a banner reading 'Pay. Time. Respect.' during a women's strike in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Women pose behind a banner reading 'Pay. Time. Respect.' during a women's strike in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Women pose behind a banner reading 'Pay. Time. Respect.' during a women's strike in Zurich, June 14. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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