In France, feminists are trying to do away with the word "mademoiselle," which they see as separating women into two categories — married and unmarried — in a manner men aren't subjected to. In this photo from 1955, ballerina Christianne Gaulthier, a dancer at the Moulin Rouge, dances through the deserted streets of Paris at the crack of dawn. But was she a mademoiselle or madame? Serge Berton/Getty Images hide caption

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou speak during talks Tuesday in Berlin. Germany's lower house of parliament voted 523-85 to bolster the European bailout fund, which is designed to help Greece and other troubled countries. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Tomas performs for the last time at the Monumental bullring in Barcelona. Since the end of the military dictatorship of Francisco Franco, Catalan nationalists have sought to cast off all things Castilian — referring to Spain's heartland. Manu Fernandez/AP hide caption

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A Greek pensioner burns his emergency tax bill during a protest Wednesday outside the Ministry of Finance in the center of Athens. Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russia's leading political party, United Russia, called for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (left) and and President Dmitry Medvedev to effectively switch jobs when Russia holds elections next year. Putin previously served as president from 1999-2008. Yekaterina Shtukina/AP hide caption

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Demonstrators hold a banner protesting a new property tax, in front of the Greek Parliament building on Sunday. Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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