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Parisians turn to bikes to beat strikes

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Parisians are getting on their bikes to thwart today’s 24-hour strike.

Commuters have resorted to the French capital’s Velib rental cycles to reach the office.

Half of all urban transport services have been cancelled, leaving pedal power as the only way to get around town.

The grey-coloured bikes are likely to be in demand next week as well.

Unions across Europe are calling on workers to stage a general strike on September 29 to protest against austerity measures being taken by governments across the continent.