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Greek government defies protests to approve more austerity

Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (R) shakes hands with Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras after a vote at the parliament in Athens November 8, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (R) shakes hands with Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras after a vote at the parliament in Athens November 8, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (R) shakes hands with Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras after a vote at the parliament in Athens November 8, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis
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Riot police officers run towards protesters as a petrol bomb explodes next to them during a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Riot police officers run towards protesters as a petrol bomb explodes next to them during a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Riot police officers run towards protesters as a petrol bomb explodes next to them during a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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The Acropolis hill with the Parthenon temple is covered with smoke during during a violent demonstration in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

The Acropolis hill with the Parthenon temple is covered with smoke during during a violent demonstration in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

The Acropolis hill with the Parthenon temple is covered with smoke during during a violent demonstration in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis
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A protester, wearing a gas mask, runs through cloud of tear gas during a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A protester, wearing a gas mask, runs through cloud of tear gas during a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A protester, wearing a gas mask, runs through cloud of tear gas during a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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A protester holds a rock during a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A protester holds a rock during a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A protester holds a rock during a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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Protesters cover their faces to protect themselves from tear gas during a strike by the two major Greek workers unions in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Protesters cover their faces to protect themselves from tear gas during a strike by the two major Greek workers unions in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Protesters cover their faces to protect themselves from tear gas during a strike by the two major Greek workers unions in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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Riot police officers run towards protesters as a petrol bomb explodes behind them during a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Riot police officers run towards protesters as a petrol bomb explodes behind them during a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Riot police officers run towards protesters as a petrol bomb explodes behind them during a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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A bus station booth burns after it was set alight by angry protesters in front of the parliament in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A bus station booth burns after it was set alight by angry protesters in front of the parliament in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A bus station booth burns after it was set alight by angry protesters in front of the parliament in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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A protester throws a metal stick at riot police during a strike by the two major Greek workers unions in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

A protester throws a metal stick at riot police during a strike by the two major Greek workers unions in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

A protester throws a metal stick at riot police during a strike by the two major Greek workers unions in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis
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A protester, wearing a gas mask, holds a metal bar in a cloud of tear gas during a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A protester, wearing a gas mask, holds a metal bar in a cloud of tear gas during a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A protester, wearing a gas mask, holds a metal bar in a cloud of tear gas during a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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A protester throws a molotov cocktail at riot police during a strike by the two major Greek workers unions in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

A protester throws a molotov cocktail at riot police during a strike by the two major Greek workers unions in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

A protester throws a molotov cocktail at riot police during a strike by the two major Greek workers unions in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis
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A protester, wearing a gas mask, raises his fist during a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A protester, wearing a gas mask, raises his fist during a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A protester, wearing a gas mask, raises his fist during a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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A masked protester holds a Molotov cocktail as he faces riot police during a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A masked protester holds a Molotov cocktail as he faces riot police during a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A masked protester holds a Molotov cocktail as he faces riot police during a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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Firefighters try to extinguish a bus station booth which was set on fire by angry protesters in front of the parliament in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Firefighters try to extinguish a bus station booth which was set on fire by angry protesters in front of the parliament in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Firefighters try to extinguish a bus station booth which was set on fire by angry protesters in front of the parliament in Syntagma square in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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A protester throws railings at riot police during a strike by the two major Greek workers unions in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

A protester throws railings at riot police during a strike by the two major Greek workers unions in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

A protester throws railings at riot police during a strike by the two major Greek workers unions in central Athens November 7, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis
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