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Farmers, who came from the southern Greek island of Crete, clash with riot police during a demonstration outside the Parliament in Athens

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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

A police officer faces protesters in the rain in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens during a 24-hour general strike, which paralyzed public services, as EU-IMF auditors worked to finalize the recession-hit country's next budget

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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, on Monday Oct 14, 2013, as fishing boats are anchored along the boardwalk. Autumn fogs are a common occurrence in this part of the country. (AP Photo/ Dimitri Messinis)

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Fog obscures the lagoon of Messolongi, in western Greece as fishing boats are anchored along the boardwalk.

Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras att...Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras attends a blessing ceremony in the Greek parliament for the new season on October 7, 2013.  AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKILOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images

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Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras attends a blessing ceremony for the new season in the Athens parliament Read more

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Protesters chant slogans and carry a banner reading "No", during a rally organized by Greece's ADEDY main public sector union, in central Athens, on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Hundreds of state employees took part in the rally  and held a 4-hour work stoppage to protest planned mandatory public sector employee transfers and suspensions as part of the government's harsh austerity drive.

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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 the "Seatrac", a solar-powered device which allows people with kinetic disabilities to enter and get out of the sea autonomously, as his wife Eleni, 37, who suffers from celebral palsy, holds onto it to move out of the water, at a beach in Alepochori, west of Athens July 12, 2013. Founded by a team of Greek scientists in 2008 and covered by European and U.S patent laws, the Seatrac device operates on a fixed-track mechanism which allows up to 30 wheelchairs to be moved in and out of the water a day - all powered by solar energy. In a country with one of the world's longest coastlines and thousands of islands, it has come as a welcome relief for many Greeks, boosting demand each year. Currently, 11 devices operate in Greece and there are plans to expand the network. Picture taken July 12, 2013.

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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.

A local resident gestures to a military helicopter dropping water over a burning forest in Varibobi, a northwestern suburb of Athens

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A local resident shows his support as a military helicopter drops water over a burning forest in Varibobi, a northwestern suburb of Athens, Greece on Tuesday.

Municipal public school guard Yiorgos Avramidis (C), 43, married with two children of three and six, from the northern Greek town of Edessa, is comforted by colleagues in front of a police line guarding the Greek parliament in Athens. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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Municipal public school guard Yiorgos Avramidis, centre, from the town of Edessa in northern Greece, is comforted by colleagues in front of a police line guarding parliament in Athens.

TOPSHOTS A protestor shouts a slogan in ...TOPSHOTS A protestor shouts a slogan in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens on July 16, 2013 during a demonstration as a general strike gripped Greece today for the fourth time this year and unions railed at fresh austerity measures the government is imposing in order to keep receiving EU-IMF loans. Unions called the latest one-day national mobilisation in protest at a new bill, due to be voted tomorrow, that implements fresh reforms, including the re-deployment of thousands of civil servants.     AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images

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A protester shouts a slogan in front of the Greek parliament in Athens on Tuesday during a demonstration as a general strike gripped the country for the fourth time this year and unions railed at fresh austerity measures the government is imposing in order to keep receiving EU-IMF loans. Unions called the latest one-day national mobilisation in protest at a new bill, due to be voted on Wednesday, that implements fresh reforms, including the re-deployment of thousands of civil servants Read more