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Greek fury over austerity

<p>A riot police officer is helped by a colleague after falling during clashes near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012.
       REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis </p>

A riot police officer is helped by a colleague after falling during clashes near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

A riot police officer is helped by a colleague after falling during clashes near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

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<p>A riot policeman is engulfed by flames after a protester threw petrol bombs in Athens' Syntagma square during a 24-hour labor strike September 26, 2012. Greek police fired teargas at hooded youths hurling petrol bombs and stones as tens of thousands took to the streets in Greece's biggest anti-austerity demonstration in months on Wednesday.   REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

A riot policeman is engulfed by flames after a protester threw petrol bombs in Athens' Syntagma square during a 24-hour labor strike September 26, 2012. Greek police fired teargas at hooded youths hurling petrol bombs and stones as tens of thousands...more

A riot policeman is engulfed by flames after a protester threw petrol bombs in Athens' Syntagma square during a 24-hour labor strike September 26, 2012. Greek police fired teargas at hooded youths hurling petrol bombs and stones as tens of thousands took to the streets in Greece's biggest anti-austerity demonstration in months on Wednesday. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A group of riot policemen is engulfed in flames after protesters threw petrol bombs in Athens' Syntagma square during a 24-hour labor strike September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

A group of riot policemen is engulfed in flames after protesters threw petrol bombs in Athens' Syntagma square during a 24-hour labor strike September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A group of riot policemen is engulfed in flames after protesters threw petrol bombs in Athens' Syntagma square during a 24-hour labor strike September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A hooded youth throws a petrol bomb at riot policemen in Athens' Syntagma square during a 24-hour labor strike September 26, 2012.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis</p>

A hooded youth throws a petrol bomb at riot policemen in Athens' Syntagma square during a 24-hour labor strike September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A hooded youth throws a petrol bomb at riot policemen in Athens' Syntagma square during a 24-hour labor strike September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A woman covers her face to protect from teargas as she walks by a damaged Citibank branch following violent clashes between protesters and police in Athens' Syntagma square during a 24-hour labor strike September 26, 2012. 
 REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis</p>

A woman covers her face to protect from teargas as she walks by a damaged Citibank branch following violent clashes between protesters and police in Athens' Syntagma square during a 24-hour labor strike September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis more

A woman covers her face to protect from teargas as she walks by a damaged Citibank branch following violent clashes between protesters and police in Athens' Syntagma square during a 24-hour labor strike September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A firefighter extinguishes a fire at an advertisement kiosk during clashes with angry protesters in Athens' Syntagma square during a 24-hour labor strike September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

A firefighter extinguishes a fire at an advertisement kiosk during clashes with angry protesters in Athens' Syntagma square during a 24-hour labor strike September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A firefighter extinguishes a fire at an advertisement kiosk during clashes with angry protesters in Athens' Syntagma square during a 24-hour labor strike September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A protester runs away from riot police in Athens' Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

A protester runs away from riot police in Athens' Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A protester runs away from riot police in Athens' Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A protester sits atop a police fence outside the parliament in Athens' Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike September 26, 2012.     REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

A protester sits atop a police fence outside the parliament in Athens' Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A protester sits atop a police fence outside the parliament in Athens' Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>Demonstrators carry a coffin in front of Greece's Parliament at Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. The banners read in Greek: "Civilisation".  REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis </p>

Demonstrators carry a coffin in front of Greece's Parliament at Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. The banners read in Greek: "Civilisation". REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

Demonstrators carry a coffin in front of Greece's Parliament at Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. The banners read in Greek: "Civilisation". REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

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<p>A demonstrator holds a molotov cocktail (L) as other uses a slingshot to hurl stones to riot police officers during clashes near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012.   REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis </p>

A demonstrator holds a molotov cocktail (L) as other uses a slingshot to hurl stones to riot police officers during clashes near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

A demonstrator holds a molotov cocktail (L) as other uses a slingshot to hurl stones to riot police officers during clashes near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

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<p>A demonstrator comfronts a riot police officer during clashes near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012.   REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis </p>

A demonstrator comfronts a riot police officer during clashes near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

A demonstrator comfronts a riot police officer during clashes near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

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<p>A riot police officer prepares to throw a teargas cannister to protestors during clashes near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labor strike in Athens September 26, 2012. 
        REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis </p>

A riot police officer prepares to throw a teargas cannister to protestors during clashes near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labor strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

A riot police officer prepares to throw a teargas cannister to protestors during clashes near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labor strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

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<p>A demonstrator hurls a stone to riot police officers during clashes near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. 
         REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis </p>

A demonstrator hurls a stone to riot police officers during clashes near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

A demonstrator hurls a stone to riot police officers during clashes near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

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<p>A demonstrator kicks a teargas cannister to riot police officers near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012.
       REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis</p>

A demonstrator kicks a teargas cannister to riot police officers near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

A demonstrator kicks a teargas cannister to riot police officers near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

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<p>A demonstrator throws a molotov cocktail to riot police officers near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. 
      REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

A demonstrator throws a molotov cocktail to riot police officers near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A demonstrator throws a molotov cocktail to riot police officers near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A demontrator throws a molotov cocktail to riot police officers near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. 
      REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis</p>

A demontrator throws a molotov cocktail to riot police officers near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A demontrator throws a molotov cocktail to riot police officers near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>Supporters of the Greek Communist party march by the parliament during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012.    REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis</p>

Supporters of the Greek Communist party march by the parliament during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Supporters of the Greek Communist party march by the parliament during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>Teargas canisters explode beside riot police officers near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis</p>

Teargas canisters explode beside riot police officers near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Teargas canisters explode beside riot police officers near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A demonstrator throws a liquid to riot police officers near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. 
       REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis </p>

A demonstrator throws a liquid to riot police officers near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

A demonstrator throws a liquid to riot police officers near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

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<p>A molotov cocktail explodes beside riot police officers near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

A molotov cocktail explodes beside riot police officers near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A molotov cocktail explodes beside riot police officers near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A man walks past closed shops at a deserted shopping area during a 24-hour strike in Athens September 26, 2012.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis</p>

A man walks past closed shops at a deserted shopping area during a 24-hour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A man walks past closed shops at a deserted shopping area during a 24-hour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>Supporters of the Greek Communist party march to the parliament during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012.    REUTERS/John Kolesidis </p>

Supporters of the Greek Communist party march to the parliament during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

Supporters of the Greek Communist party march to the parliament during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>A passenger makes her way at the port of Piraeus during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis </p>

A passenger makes her way at the port of Piraeus during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

A passenger makes her way at the port of Piraeus during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

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<p>The ancient site of Adrian's Library is closed for visitors due to a 24-hour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

The ancient site of Adrian's Library is closed for visitors due to a 24-hour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

The ancient site of Adrian's Library is closed for visitors due to a 24-hour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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