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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
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. 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 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. 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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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
People wait outside of a bank in central Athens, prior to its opening on Monday. Greek banks reopened Monday after a three-week shutdown imposed by the government to avert a crash in the banking system over the country’s debt crisis. Capital controls in force since June 29 remain in place, although a daily cash withdrawal limit of 60 euros ($65.03) has now been relaxed.
An helicopter of firefighters fly over smokes billowing over Athens, on Friday as firemen were battling a brush fire in northeastern Athens and another wildfire in the southern Pelopponese peninsula that prompted the evacuation of five villages
Riot police stand among the flames from exploded petrol bombs thrown by a small group of anti-establishment demonstrators in front of parliament in Athens late on Wednesday. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras battled to win lawmakers’ approval on Wednesday for a bailout deal to keep Greece in the euro, while the country’s creditors, pressed by the IMF to provide massive debt relief, struggled to agree a financial lifeline.
A cleaning lady mops the steps at the main entrance of the Bank of Greece headquarters in Athens, Greece. Greek banks will remain closed through to Thursday, the finance ministry said ahead of a parliamentary vote over tough austerity measures demanded by Greece’s creditors in return for a third bailout
A pensioner wait to receive part of his pension at a National Bank branch in Athens, Greece on Monday
A man walks past graffiti painted on a closed shop in the Monastiraki area in central Athens, Greece. Greece faces a last chance to stay in the eurozone on Tuesday when Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras puts proposals to an emergency eurozone summit
Outgoing Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis puts his helmet on as he is surrounded by media after his resignation in Athens on Monday
People celebrate in Athens early Monday after the Greeks rejected further austerity dictated by the country’s EU-IMF creditors in a referendum
A sticker with the word ‘No’ in Greek is seen on an advertisement in front of a retail store in Athens, Greece. Greece’s last-minute overtures to international creditors for financial aid on Tuesday were not enough to save the country from becoming the first developed economy to default on a loan with the International Monetary Fund
Carrying banners calling for a “NO” vote in the forthcoming referendum on bailout conditions set by the country’s creditors, protesters gather in front of the Greek parliament in Athens, late on Monday. Some 17,000 people took to the streets of Athens and Thessalonique to say ‘No’ to the latest offer of a bailout deal Monday, accusing Greece‘s international creditors of blackmail
A woman pulling a shopping cart reacts outside a closed Eurobank branch in Athens. Greece closed its banks and imposed capital controls on Sunday to check the growing strains on its crippled financial system, bringing the prospect of being forced out of the euro into plain sight.