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45 Amazing Photos Of The Riots In Greece

UPDATE: Parliament has passed the austerity measures, paving the way for financial assistance from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund which will hopefully stabilize not just the Greek economy, but the world economy. Unrest continues in the streets of Athens. Demonstrations against the Greek government's proposed austerity measures turned violent in Athens today, with protesters hurling rocks and firebombs at police. Police have responded with tear gas and batons. If parliament doesn't pass the cost-cutting plan, Greece will not receive a bailout package from the European Union. Without the aid package, Greece will default on its debt, sending shock waves through the world economy.

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    A fire bomb explodes as riot police officers run to avoid the fire during a demo in Athens on Tue...

    A fire bomb explodes as riot police officers run to avoid the fire during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankrup.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

  • 2.

    A riot police officer throws a tear gas canister at protestors during a demonstration in Athens, ...

    A riot police officer throws a tear gas canister at protestors during a demonstration in Athens, Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

  • 3.

    A demonstrator faces riot police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's b...

    A demonstrator faces riot police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo)

  • 4.

    Demonstrators throw stones against police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greec...

    Demonstrators throw stones against police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)

  • 5.

    Demonstrators pull an umbrella as another burns during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011....

    Demonstrators pull an umbrella as another burns during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)

  • 6.

    A demonstrator kicks a tear gas canister against police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 2...

    A demonstrator kicks a tear gas canister against police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)

  • 7.

    Demonstrators throw back to the police tear gas during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011....

    Demonstrators throw back to the police tear gas during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo)

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    Demonstrators smashing the pavement to arm themselves with marble pieces during a demo in Athens ...

    Demonstrators smashing the pavement to arm themselves with marble pieces during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy.The graffiti reads "don't live like slaves" AP Photo)

  • 9.

    Riot police confront demonstrators during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's...

    Riot police confront demonstrators during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

  • 10.

    A masked demonstrator throws stone to riot police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 201...

    A masked demonstrator throws stone to riot police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

  • 11.

    Riot police confront demonstrators during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's...

    Riot police confront demonstrators during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

  • 12.

    Masked demonstrators throw stones to riot police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011...

    Masked demonstrators throw stones to riot police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

  • 13.

    Demonstrators burn un umbrella during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's bel...

    Demonstrators burn un umbrella during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

  • 14.

    A masked demonstrator throws a stone to riot police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2...

    A masked demonstrator throws a stone to riot police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

  • 15.

    Demonstrators throw stones to riot police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greec...

    Demonstrators throw stones to riot police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

  • 16.

    A demonstrator holds a bouquet of flowers with one hand and forming the 'V' sign with the...

    A demonstrator holds a bouquet of flowers with one hand and forming the 'V' sign with the other as she walks by riot police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo)

  • 17.

    A demonstrator sits on a step during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's bele...

    A demonstrator sits on a step during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy.The graffiti reads "don't live like slaves" ( AP Photo)

  • 18.

    Riot police arrest demonstrators during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's b...

    Riot police arrest demonstrators during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo)

  • 19.

    A television van burns after been set on fire by protesters during a demo in Athens on Tuesday Ju...

    A television van burns after been set on fire by protesters during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. The graffiti reads "Mass Media of deception" (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • 20.

    A Greek orthodox priest covers his face to protect himself from the effects of tear gas during a ...

    A Greek orthodox priest covers his face to protect himself from the effects of tear gas during a demonstration in Athens, Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • 21.

    Police arrest a demonstrator during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's belea...

    Police arrest a demonstrator during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • 22.

    Demonstrators confront with police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's...

    Demonstrators confront with police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • 23.

    A demonstrator throws a chair against police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Gr...

    A demonstrator throws a chair against police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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    Demonstrators shout slogans to police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece&#3...

    Demonstrators shout slogans to police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • 25.

    A demonstrator walks by a burning umbrella during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Gree...

    A demonstrator walks by a burning umbrella during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • 26.

    Riot police confronts protesters during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's b...

    Riot police confronts protesters during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • 27.

    A demonstrator confronts riot police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece&#39...

    A demonstrator confronts riot police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • 28.

    A demonstrator smashes windows during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's bel...

    A demonstrator smashes windows during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • 29.

    A fire bomb explodes next to the police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece&...

    A fire bomb explodes next to the police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • 30.

    A demonstrator kicks back a tear gas canister during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. G...

    A demonstrator kicks back a tear gas canister during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • 31.

    Demonstrators run away from tear gas during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece&#39...

    Demonstrators run away from tear gas during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo)

  • 32.

    A demonstrator runs away from tear gas during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece&#...

    A demonstrator runs away from tear gas during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo)(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • 33.

    A demonstrator faces police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleag...

    A demonstrator faces police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo)

  • 34.

    A demonstrator throws stone to police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece&#3...

    A demonstrator throws stone to police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo)

  • 35.

    A woman demonstrator faces police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's ...

    A woman demonstrator faces police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo)

  • 36.

    A television van burns after been set on fire by protesters during a demo in Athens on Tuesday Ju...

    A television van burns after been set on fire by protesters during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo)

  • 37.

    A fire bomb explodes as riot police officers run to avoid the fire during a demo in Athens on Tue...

    A fire bomb explodes as riot police officers run to avoid the fire during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankrup.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

  • 38.

    A protester throws a bin at riot police during a demonstration in Athens, Tuesday June 28, 2011. ...

    A protester throws a bin at riot police during a demonstration in Athens, Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • 39.

    A fire bomb thrown by protesters explodes next riot police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday Jun...

    A fire bomb thrown by protesters explodes next riot police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankrup.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

  • 40.

    A protester is arrested by police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's ...

    A protester is arrested by police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • 41.

    A protester walks among tear gas during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's b...

    A protester walks among tear gas during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • 42.

    A protester walks among tear gas during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's b...

    A protester walks among tear gas during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • 43.

    Protesters throw stones to riot police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece&#...

    Protesters throw stones to riot police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankrup.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

  • 44.

    A protester kicks a tear gas canister thrown by riot police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday Ju...

    A protester kicks a tear gas canister thrown by riot police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankrup.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

  • 45.

    A protester throws a stone to riot police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greec...

    A protester throws a stone to riot police during a demo in Athens on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Greece's beleaguered government is bracing for a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to win the country additional rescue loans needed avoid bankrup.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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