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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 

A young woman walks past a graffiti reading "Mrs Merkel we still love you - Greece" in central Athens on June 19, 2015. The European Central Bank's decision-making governing council will hold an emergency session on June 19 to discuss a request from the Bank of Greece for an increase in liquidity to Greek banks

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A young woman walks past a graffiti reading “Mrs Merkel we still love you – Greece” in central Athens on Friday

Greek PM Tsipras greets Austrian Chancellor Faymann in Athens...Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras greets Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann (R) during their meeting at Maximos Mansion in Athens June 17, 2015. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras greets Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann during their meeting at Maximos Mansion in Athens 

Varoufakis looks at his mobile phone while sitting on the floor during a speech of PM Tsipras to his parliamentary group at the parliament building in Athens...Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis (L) looks at his mobile phone while sitting on the floor during a speech of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to his parliamentary group at the parliament building in Athens June 16, 2015. Greece's government denied a German newspaper report on a euro zone plan that involves Athens imposing capital controls this weekend if it fails to reach a deal with creditors this week, a government official told Reuters on Monday. REUTERS/Costas Baltas/IntimeNews ATTENTION EDITORS - GREECE OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN GREECE.

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Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis looks at his mobile phone while sitting on the floor during a speech of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to his parliamentary group at the parliament building in Athen. Greece’s government denied a German newspaper report on a euro zone plan that involves Athens imposing capital controls this weekend if it fails to reach a deal with creditors this week, a government official told Reuters on Monday 

Communist affiliated protesters block the entrance to the finance ministry in Athens during their occpation of the building on Thursday. The finance ministry was under occupation since early morning by the pro-Communist union Pame, who took down the EU flag and unfurled a massive banner proclaiming that Greeks "had bled enough."  Greek premier Alexis Tsipras was to meet with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker after he agreed with the leaders of France and Germany to intensify efforts for a bailout deal aimed at preventing Athens from going bankrupt

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Communist affiliated protesters block the entrance to the finance ministry in Athens during their occpation of the building on Thursday. The finance ministry was under occupation since early morning by the pro-Communist union Pame, who took down the EU flag and unfurled a massive banner proclaiming that Greeks “had bled enough”

Migrants Continue To Arrive On Greek Island Of Kos...KOS, GREECE - JUNE 03:  Lightning strikes over the Greek Island of Pserimos on June 03, 2015 in Kos, Greece. Migrants are continuing to arrive on the Greek Island of Kos from Turkey who's shoreline lies approximately 5 Km away. Around 30,000 migrants have entered Greece so far in 2015, with the country calling for more help from its European Union counterparts.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Lightning strikes over the Greek island of Pserimos near Kos, Greece. About 30,000 migrants have entered Greece, many from Turkey whose shoreline lies roughly 5km away from the Dodecanese complex. 

  Migrants gather outside the police station to collect documentation to facilitate their onward journey into Europe on June 01, 2015 in Kos, Greece. Migrants are continuing to arrive on the Greek Island of Kos from Turkey who's shoreline lies approximately 5 Km away. Around 30,000 migrants have entered Greece so far in 2015, with the country calling for more help from its European Union counterparts

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Migrants gather outside the police station to collect documentation to facilitate their onward journey into Europe on Monday in Kos, Greece. Migrants are continuing to arrive on the Greek Island of Kos from Turkey, the shoreline of which is approximately 5km away

Syrian refugees are seen on Kos following an attempt to cross part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece...REFILE CORRECTIN GRAMMAR Seven-month-old Syrian refugee Jaffe is held by her mother Nada in a Greek coast guard van next to her father Ahmed (L), after they were rescued, on the Greek island of Kos following an attempt to cross part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece early May 26, 2015. Hundreds of mainly Syrian and Afghan immigrants on Tuesday landed on the Greek island of Kos in the south-eastern Aegean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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Seven-month-old Syrian refugee Jaffe is held by her mother Nada in a Greek coast guard van next to her father Ahmed. They were rescued, on the Greek island of Kos following an attempt to cross part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece early on Monday 

A man walks past abandoned buildings with 'for sale' sign in central Athens, on Wednesday. Greece's economy contracted by 0.2 percent in the first quarter of this year, preliminary data from the national statistics agency ELSTAT showed, pushing the country back into recession

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A man walks past abandoned buildings with ‘for sale’ sign in central Athens, on Wednesday