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Police officers look on as a firework thrown by protesters explodes in front of them in the central district of Exarchia in Athens, on December 6, 2016, following a commemorative rally marking the eighth anniversary of the killing of teenager Alexandros Grigoropoulos by a Greek police officer.   Hundreds of  pupils, university students and workers  participated in  a  rally to mark the eighth anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a 15-years old student , which sparked riots in the country in 2008.    / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINISARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images

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Police officers look on as a firework thrown by protesters explodes in front of them in the central district of Exarchia in Athens following a commemorative rally marking the eighth anniversary of the killing of teenager Alexandros Grigoropoulos by a Greek police officer. Photo Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty 

A girl stands next to a monument inside the Athens' Polytechnic school, on the 43rd anniversary of a 1973 student uprising against the then military ruling junta in Athens, Greece, November 17, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A girl stands next to a monument inside the Athens’ Polytechnic school, on the 43rd anniversary of a 1973 student uprising against the then military ruling junta in Athens, Greece. Photo Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters 

U.S. President Barack Obama passes the Parthenon while touring the Acropolis with Dr. Eleni Banou from the Ministry of Culture in Athens, Greece November 16, 2016.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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U.S. President Barack Obama passes the Parthenon while touring the Acropolis with Dr. Eleni Banou from the Ministry of Culture in Athens, Greece. Photo Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

epa05632058 US President Barack Obama (C) waves as he arrives at the Athens International Airport in Athens, Greece, 15 November 2016. The US President is on a two-day visit to Athens.  EPA/WASSILIS ASWESTOPOULOS/POOL

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US President Barack Obama waves as he arrives at the Athens International Airport in Athens, Greece. The US President is on a two-day visit to Athens. Photo Wassilis Aswestopoulo/EPA 

Greek presidental guards walk down from the ancient Acropolis in Athens, on October 12, 2016, as people gather during a ceremony marking the liberation of the city from the German occupiers during the World War II. / AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKILOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images

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Greek presidental guards walk down from the ancient Acropolis in Athens as people gather during a ceremony marking the liberation of the city from the German occupiers during the World War II. Photo Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras welcomes Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi for a summit of southern European states at Zappeion Hall in Athens, Greece, September 9, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras welcomes Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi for a summit of southern European states at Zappeion Hall in Athens, Greece

A migrant girl sleeps under a mosquito net outside the former international airport in Athens, currently used as a temporary camp for migrants and refugees

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A migrant girl sleeps under a mosquito net outside the former international airport in Athens, currently used as a temporary camp for migrants and refugees

Refugees are seen in the unofficial camp for migrants and refugees situated at the Athens 2004  Hellenikon Olympic complex within the old Athens airport in Hellinikon, Greece.

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Refugees are seen in the unofficial camp for migrants and refugees situated at the Athens 2004 Hellenikon Olympic complex within the old Athens airport in Hellinikon, Greece.

A boy stands inside a building used as sleeping quarters at camp for refugees and migrants in Schisto, near Athens...A boy stands inside a building used as sleeping quarters at camp for refugees and migrants in Schisto, near Athens, Greece, April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis GREECE OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN GREECE

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A boy stands inside a building used as sleeping quarters at camp for refugees and migrants in Schisto, near Athens, Greece

A man washes his face close to a shelter for refugees and migrants at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece

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A man washes his face close to a shelter for refugees and migrants at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece

TOPSHOT - A girl holds a bag with clothes outside the old international airport, which is being used as a shelter for refugees and migrants, in Athens February 28, 2016. Greece said the number of refugees and migrants on its soil could more than triple next month, reaching as many as 70,000, as a cap on border crossings by Balkan countries left them "trapped" in the country.  / AFP / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images

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A girl holds a bag with clothes outside the old international airport, which is being used as a shelter for refugees and migrants, in Athens. Greece said the number of refugees and migrants on its soil could more than triple next month, reaching as many as 70,000, as a cap on border crossings by Balkan countries left them “trapped” in the country

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Riot policemen try to avoid a petrol bomb thrown by protesters during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens, on Thursday. Clashes have broken out between Greek police and youths throwing fire bombs and stones, as tens of thousands of people march through central Athens to protest planned pension reforms.

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A man grasps a bag of tangerines as people receive free produce, handed out by farmers, during a protest over the government’s proposal to overhaul the country’s ailing pension system in Athens, Greece 

Lawyers wave their ties during a rally in central Athens against the social security reforms proposed by the government, on Thursday.   Thousands of scientists, doctors, lawyers, engineers and self employed professionals participated in the massive rally, in protest againt a government draft bill regarding reforms in the countrys pension system

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Lawyers wave their ties during a rally in central Athens against the social security reforms proposed by the government, on Thursday.
Thousands of scientists, doctors, lawyers, engineers and self employed professionals participated in the massive rally, in protest againt a government draft bill regarding reforms in the countrys pension system

A Syrian refugee and two children arrive aboard the passenger ferry Ariadne at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, January 4, 2016.

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A Syrian refugee and two children arrive aboard the passenger ferry Ariadne at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece

A boy carries a basket of laundry as another child follows him inside Eleonas refugee camp near central Athens Monday, Dec. 14, 2015. Financially stricken Greece is the main entry point for asylum-seekers trying to enter the 28-nation European Union. More than 700,000 people have arrived so far this year but few want to remain in the country, with almost all heading to more prosperous European nations.

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A boy carries a basket of laundry as another child follows him inside Eleonas refugee camp near central Athens Monday. Financially stricken Greece is the main entry point for asylum-seekers trying to enter the 28-nation European Union

Refugees and migrants wait for buses lea...Refugees and migrants wait for buses leading them to the city centre, after disembarking from a government chartered ferry in a port of Piraeus near Athens on December 10, 2015.  More than 4000 refugees arrived to the port from the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios with the majority of them heading by buses to the Greek-Macedonian border.  Greece said on December 10, 2015 it would seek to deport economic migrants, who had been blocked at its border with Macedonia after Skopje clamped down on entry, if they are not entitled to asylum. "Those without papers, the so-called illegal migrants, have the right to request asylum (or) the right to voluntary repatriation," junior interior minister for migration Yiannis Mouzalas told reporters.

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Refugees and migrants wait for buses leading them to the city centre, after disembarking from a government chartered ferry in a port of Piraeus near Athens on Thursday

A farmer tries to protect himself as he clashes with a riot policeman during an anti-government protest at central Syntagma square in Athens, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. Greek farmers protesting over planned tax and pension reforms demanded by the country's bailout creditors have clashed outside parliament with police, who used tear gas to disperse them.

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A farmer tries to protect himself as he clashes with a riot policeman during an anti-government protest at central Syntagma square in Athens, Wednesday. Greek farmers protesting over planned tax and pension reforms demanded by the country’s bailout creditors have clashed outside parliament with police, who used tear gas to disperse them

Students shout slogans during a demonstration of thousands of students against government reforms in education in central Athens, Greece, on Monday

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Students shout slogans during a demonstration of thousands of students against government reforms in education in central Athens, Greece, on Monday

Refugees and migrants wait to board a bus heading to the Macedonian border after arriving on board the passenger ferries Blue Star Patmos and Eleftherios Venizelos from the islands of Lesbos and Chios at the port of Piraeus on October 21, 2015 in Athens, Greece. Thousands of refugees - mostly fleeing war-torn Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq - attempt daily to cross the Aegean Sea from nearby Turkey on their journey towards Europe

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Refugees and migrants wait to board a bus heading to the Macedonian border after arriving on board the passenger ferries Blue Star Patmos and Eleftherios Venizelos from the islands of Lesbos and Chios at the port of Piraeus on Wednesday in Athens, Greece