Nine-year-old Fanny Pierrat lives in a mountain village in southern France with her parents, grandparents and brother. / Fanny Pierrat a neuf ans et vit avec ses parents, ses grandparents et son frère dans un village de montagne dans le sud de la France.
3.5 million people have taken part in massive strikes to protest government plans to increase the early retirement age from 60 to 62, and full retirement from 65 to 67.
Maguelonne, age 12, likes riding horses, rock climbing, baseball, badminton and gymnastics.
In France, Nicolas Sarkozy was elected president and in Britain, Gordon Brown is to become the next prime minister.