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In pictures: Airport chaos as Lufthansa crews strike

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Passengers wait at a terminal during a strike of Lufthansa’s cabin crew at Frankfurt airport, Sept. 4, 2012. Deutsche Lufthansa, Germany’s biggest airline, cancelled hundreds of flights in Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich on Tuesday as cabin crew launched a second round of strikes in a dispute over pay and conditions.

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A passenger talks on his mobile phone in front of a flight schedule board displaying cancelled Lufthansa flights at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt, Sept. 4, 2012. Tuesday’s strike action follows a walkout on Friday that left 26,000 passengers stranded and caused millions of euros in lost revenues.

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A child holds a sign at a Lufthansa cabin crew union (UFO) strike rally outside Munich airport, Sept. 4, 2012. Lufthansa scrapped many short- and medium-haul flights and said it also had to cancel about a third of intercontinental flights at Frankfurt, including services to and from Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, Beijing and Mexico City.

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Passengers throng a terminal at the Frankfurt airport, Sept. 4, 2012. The UFO union, which represents around two-thirds of Lufthansa's 19,000 cabin crew, is in a showdown with an airline determined to bring down costs in the face of increasingly tough competition.

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Passengers wait for their transfer at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt, Sept. 4, 2012.

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Nicoley Baublies, head of Lufthansa cabin crew union UFO, stands outside the Frankfurt airport, Sept. 4, 2012.

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Striking crew members wait outside the Tegel Airport in Berlin, Sept. 4, 2012. Talks between Lufthansa and UFO broke down a week ago, having failed to result in an agreement for 13 months.

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German Shepherd “Nele” wears a Lufthansa crew badge at a strike rally at Munich airport, Sept. 4, 2012.

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A stranded passengers wait for a transfer in Frankfurt, Sept. 4, 2012.

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Passengers wait underneath a departures board at Munich airport, Sept. 4, 2012.

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Passengers, wrapped in Lufthansa blankets, try to rest as they wait for their transfer at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt, Sept. 4, 2012.

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A Lufthansa employee is seen through a window at a re-booking counter at the Fraport airport in Frankfurt, Sept. 4, 2012. The airline is battling to cut costs to cope with the rise of low-cost carriers, soaring fuel prices, fast-growing Middle East airlines and an air travel tax.

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