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Photos: Chicago teachers strike

Updated 12:33 PM ET, Wed September 19, 2012
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel greets students as they arrive at Frazier International Magnet School on Wednesday, September 19, in Chicago. Wednesday was the first day back for students and teachers after union representatives voted to suspend the eight-day strike. Getty Images
Students at Frazier International Magnet School wait outside before the start of classes Wednesday. Teachers and students had been out of school since the strike began on September 10. Getty Images
Chicago Teachers Union members picket outside Chicago Public Schools headquarters Tuesday, September 18, as their strike canceled classes for a seventh day. School officials went to court Monday to ask a judge to declare the strike illegal and order the teachers back to work. Union representatives reconvened Tuesday afternoon to discuss a proposed deal. Reuters/Landov
American Federation of Teachers organizer Samantha Jordan, center, carries a box of informational papers for distribution outside of protest locations in Chicago on Tuesday. Chicago Tribune/MCT/Landov
Striking teachers attend a news conference by the Chicago Teachers Solidarity Campaign outside the office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago on Monday, September 17. Emanuel sought court action to force teachers back to work. Getty Images
Chicago teachers and their supporters attend a rally at Union Park on Saturday, September 15. An estimated 25,000 people gathered in the park in a show of solidarity. Getty Images
Strike posters are left on the ground in Union Park on Saturday. More than 26,000 teachers and support staff walked off their jobs on September 10 after the union failed to reach an agreement with the city on compensation, benefits and job security. Getty Images
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis announces a tentative agreement on Friday, September 14, that could have ended the strike. After extensive debate, the delegates said they wanted more time to discuss the contract with union members. Getty Images
Striking teachers and their supporters march down Michigan Avenue on Thursday, September 13. Getty Images
The protesters march down Michigan Avenue on Thursday. Vocal picketing has taken place in and around the city's schools. Getty Images
An observer shows her support for the march down Michigan Avenue. Getty Images
Students picket with Chicago teachers outside Lane Tech College Prep High School on Tuesday, September 11. Getty Images
Teacher Jillian Connolly helps her daughter, Mary, study math while picketing outside of William H. Wells Community High School on Monday, September 10. Getty Images
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, right, visits schoolchildren at Woodson Regional Library on Monday. The library is one of 78 public libraries in the city serving as "safe havens" for students who are not in school because of the strike. Getty Images
Thousands of teachers and their supporters march in front of the Chicago Public Schools headquarters on Monday. With more than 350,000 students, Chicago is home to the nation's third-largest school system. Getty Images