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Greek Government As Euro Exit Back On Agenda...Alexis Tsipras, Greece's prime minister, arrives at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece, on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. There's still a danger that Greece will be forced out of the euro region by the end of 2016, according to 71 percent of respondents in a Bloomberg survey of 34 economists

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Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, arrives at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece, on. There’s still a danger that Greece will be forced out of the euro region by the end of 2016, according to 71 percent of respondents in a Bloomberg survey of 34 economists. 

Migrants wait on the Greek side of the border to enter in Macedonia near city of Gevgelija, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Monday. Thousands of migrants who crossed Greece are on their way through Macedonia towards Serbia in order to access other European countries. Hungary in mid-July started to put up a fence on its border with Serbia, which makes the situation with the migrants in the transit countries even more complicated. The European countries on 20 July will discuss the quota of how many migrants each country should accept.

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Migrants wait on the Greek side of the border to enter in Macedonia near city of Gevgelija, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Monday. Thousands of migrants who crossed Greece are on their way through Macedonia towards Serbia in order to access other European countries

People wait outside of a bank in central...People wait outside of a bank in central Athens, prior to its opening on July 20, 2015. 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. AFP PHOTO/ LOUISA GOULIAMAKILOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images

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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 July 17, 2015 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. More than 120 firefighters had been dispatched to the area, supported by 50 fire engines, four aircraft and two helicopters

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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 amongst the flames from exploded petrol bombs thrown by a small group of anti-establishment demonstrators in front of parliament in Athens, Greece July 15, 2015. 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. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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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...A cleaning lady mops the steps at the main entrance of the Bank of Greece headquarters in Athens, Greece  July 15, 2015. 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.  REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

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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. Euro zone leaders clinched a deal with Greece on Monday to negotiate a third bailout to keep the near-bankrupt country in the euro zone after a whole night of haggling at an emergency summit

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A pensioner wait to receive part of his pension at a National Bank branch in Athens, Greece on Monday

A pensioner (R) arrives at a National Bank branch to receive part of her pension at the city of Thessaloniki, Greece July 10, 2015.The Greek parliament will give the government a mandate to negotiate with creditors for a cash-for-reforms deal, the parliamentary spokesman of the ruling Syriza party told reporters on Friday

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A pensioner arrives at a National Bank branch to receive part of her pension at the city of Thessaloniki, Greece on Friday

A man walks past graffiti painted on a closed shop at Monastiraki area in central Athens...A man walks past graffiti painted on a closed shop at Monastiraki area in central Athens, Greece, July 7, 2015. Greece faces a last chance to stay in the euro zone on Tuesday when Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras puts proposals to an emergency euro zone summit after Greek voters resoundingly rejected the austerity terms of a defunct bailout.

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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, Monday, July 6, 2015. Greece and its membership in Europe's joint currency faced an uncertain future Monday, with the country under pressure to reach a bailout deal with creditors as soon as possible after Greeks resoundingly rejected the notion of more austerity in exchange for aid.

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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 on July 5, 2015 after the first exit-polls of the Greek referendum. Over 60 percent of Greeks rejected further austerity dictated by the country's EU-IMF creditors in a referendum, results from 20 percent of polling stations showed

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People celebrate in Athens early Monday after the Greeks rejected further austerity dictated by the country’s EU-IMF creditors in a referendum

Anti-EU protesters are seen through a burned and torn European Union flag during a protest at the northern city of Thessaloniki

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Anti-EU protesters are seen through a burned and torn European Union flag during a protest at the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Pensioners line up outside a National Bank branch in Athens, Greece.

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Pensioners line up outside a National Bank branch in Athens, Greece. Bank branches around Greece are open today to allow pensioners to receive a small part of their benefits.

A sticker with the word 'No' in Greek is seen on an advertisement in front of a retail store in Athens, Greece, July 1, 2015. 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.   REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

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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 

TOPSHOTS 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, on june 29, 2015.  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. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKILOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images

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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

Pensioners waiting outside a closed National Bank branch and hoping to get their pensions, argue with a bank employee through a closed door in Iraklio on the island of Crete.

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Pensioners waiting outside a closed National Bank branch and hoping to get their pensions, argue with a bank employee through a closed door in Iraklio on the island of Crete.

A woman pulling a shopping cart reacts outside a closed Eurobank branch in Athens...ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT A woman pulling a shopping cart reacts outside a closed Eurobank branch in Athens, Greece June 29, 2015. 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.   REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY REUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures. REUTERS NEWS PICTURES.  TEMPLATE OUT

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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.

A woman walks past a graffiti by Greek street artist Cacao Rocks in Athens...A woman walks past a graffiti by Greek street artist Cacao Rocks in Athens, Greece, June 26, 2015. Greece failed again to clinch a deal with its international creditors on Thursday, setting up a last-ditch effort on Saturday to avert a default next week or start preparing to protect the euro zone from financial market turmoil. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

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A woman walks past a graffiti by Greek street artist Cacao Rocks in Athens. Greece failed again to clinch a deal with its international creditors on Thursday, setting up a last-ditch effort on Saturday to avert a default next week or start preparing to protect the euro zone from financial market turmoil 

A mannequin is seen on balcony of an old building in Athens...A mannequin is seen on balcony of an old building in Athens, Greece, June 24, 2015. International creditors demanded sweeping changes to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' tax and reform proposals on Wednesday, adding fresh uncertainty to talks aimed at unlocking aid to avert a debt default next week. REUTERS/Marko Djurica      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A tired mannequin is seen on balcony of an old building in Athens, Greece. International creditors demanded sweeping changes to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ tax and reform proposals on Wednesday, adding fresh uncertainty to talks aimed at unlocking aid to avert a debt default next week. 

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (...Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (L) is welcomed with a friendly tap by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker ahead of an emergency leader's summit on Greece at the European Commission in Brussels, on February 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel DunandEMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

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Greece‘s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is welcomed with a friendly tap by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker ahead of an emergency leader’s summit on Greece at the European Commission in Brussels