Avignon, France (French Republic)
FRENCH ARTISTS PROTEST IN AVIGNON WHERE SUMMER FESTIVAL IS CANCELLED.
A member of France's performing arts profession enacts a crucifiction
in front of the Palais des Papes castle where the biggest French summer
festival has been cancelled, July 8, 2003. Striking actors brought down
the curtain on France's Avignon festival on Tuesday in a
dispute over proposed welfare changes, despite a plea by the culture
minister for the show to go on. REUTERS/Philippe Laurenson