Crisis threatens Europe's storied way of life - Article Photos 1/5

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2008 file photo people sit at an outdoor cafe in Aix-en-Provence, France. Fundamental change is underway in Europe, as crisis bites and voters revolt at the polls. An entire way of life is under threat as hard times take a toll in areas that have long been central to the continent’s view of itself: state protections; sophisticated lifestyle; shiny infrastructure; health care; a secure retirement; and more broadly, a sense of being the world’s elite. (AP Photo/Deborah Yao, file)