Aerial view of trucks blocking a highway toll booth during a transport strike, outside Rome

 
Aerial view of trucks blocking a highway toll booth during a transport strike, outside Rome
Trucks block a highway toll booth during a transport strike, in an aerial photograph taken on the outskirts of Rome December 12, 2007. Italian truckers defied a government demand to end a three-day-old strike on Wednesday, keeping in place road blockades that have dried up fuel supplies, closed factories and stopped food reaching the shops. The strike, in protest against high fuel costs and poor working conditions, meant supermarket shelves that are usually crammed with fresh fruit and vegetables were running bare, and most filling stations were closed. REUTERS/Alberto Berti (ITALY)