A demonstrator stands as he participates in a 24-hour general strike in Athens. Greek unions held a 24-hour anti-austerity strike on Wednesday shutting down ferry services to the country’s world-famous islands, disrupting rail travel and closing pharmacies and several government offices.
A motorcyclist passes the work ‘Access Control’ by Greek street artist iNO, on central Pireos Street in Athens. Greece has attracted international street artists to its capital, due to the availability of commissioned work and relatively lax anti-graffiti law.
A protester stands in front of riot police securing the private office of Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greek public administration reform minister, in central Athens on Thursday. Scores of striking schoolteachers and other civil servants occupied Mitsotakis’s office to protest planned public sector lay-offs, under cost-cutting reforms demanded by the debt-mired country’s bailout creditors.
Farmers from Crete, the southern Greek island, clash with riot police in Athens over a new property tax that will extend the levy to farms as MPs vote in parliament
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A police officer faces protesters in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens during a 24-hour general strike, which paralysed public services, as EU-IMF auditors worked to finalise the recession-hit country’s next budget
Fog obscures the lagoon of Messolongi, in western Greece as fishing boats are anchored along the boardwalk.
Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras attends a blessing ceremony for the new season in the Athens parliament
A tourist walks inside Attalos Arcade in the ancient agora (market) in Athens.
Protesters chant slogans and carry a banner reading “No”, during a rally organised by Greece’s Adedy main public sector union in Athens on Thursday. Hundreds of state employees took part in the rally and held a four-hour work stoppage to protest against planned mandatory public sector employee transfers and suspensions as part of the government’s austerity drive
Lefteris Theofilou, 52, who suffers from paraplegia, sits on a “Seatrac”, a solar-powered device that allows people with kinetic disabilities to enter and get out of the sea autonomously, as his wife Eleni, 37, who suffers from celebral palsy, moves it out of the water at a beach in Alepochori, west of Athens, Greece.