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59 Photos Of The Chaos In Greece

Athens is still reeling from the riots which burned 45 buildings and triggered a forceful crackdown by police. Protesters were furious with the severe austerity cuts passed by Parliament in order to accept an EU bailout package. Demonstrations continued today, but nowhere near the ferocity of what was seen over the weekend.

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A man walks past the Bank of Greece headquarters with the plaque altered to read 'Bank of Berlin' in Athens on February 13, 2012. Greece took a big step toward a second bailout to avert bankruptcy on February 13 after lawmakers approved radical budget cuts despite street battles, with the EU and Germany praising the vote.


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A message on a burning building in the center of Athens saying 'Hungry? Eat your local Pasok politician' is seen during the demonstration against the new austerity measures in Syntagma Square on February 12, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Greece's creditors have demanded further austerity measures before approving a new bailout from the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund amid renewed concerns the country may default.


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A protestor throws a stone in front of graffiti that says 'Cops You Will Be Eaten By Your Kids' during a demonstration involving thousands of civilians on February 10, 2012 in Athens.

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