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Amal Clooney...Lawyer Amal Clooney, second left, arrives for a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in Athens, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Lawyers Geoffrey Robertson, Norman Palmer and Amal Clooney arrived Monday to Greece on a four-day visit to meet government officials, including Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, and advise on Greece's quest to have the Parthenon Marbles returned to Athens from the British Museum in London. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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Lawyer Amal Clooney arrives for a meeting with Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras in Athens. Lawyers Geoffrey Robertson, Norman Palmer and Amal Clooney arrived in Greece on Monday for a four-day visit to meet government officials and advise on Greece’s quest to have the Parthenon Marbles returned to from the British Museum. 

A young Roma man stands next to a burning barricade during a protest in Athens on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.  The Greek Roma community, protesting authorities' plans to demolish their illegal settlement and move them to a remote spot in the countryside, blocked a main northern Athens avenue for hours Tuesday, using rubbish bins that they then set on fire. Eventually, a compromise was reached whereby a few uninhabited shacks will be knocked down, and the rest will stay in place pending a final agreement on relocating the Roma.

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A young Roma man stands next to a burning barricade during a Greek Roma community protest in Athens that blocked a main northern avenue in the city on Tuesday. The Roma are protesting authority plans to demolish their illegal settlement and move them to a remote spot in the countryside

A Greek Army Apache helicopter takes part in an air show at Athens Paleo Faliro coastal suburb  on September 25 , 2014. The show was a pre-event for  Athens annual Flying Week  at the weekend at an airfield north of Athens.

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A Greek Army Apache helicopter takes part in an air show at Athens Paleo Faliro coastal suburb on Thursday

Lukas Michul, a member of the 'dream wal...Lukas Michul, a member of the 'dream walker' group jumps from atop the rugged rocks overlooking the azure waters of Navagio beach, one of the Greece's most renowned leisure spots on the popular tourist island of Zakynthos on June 23, 2014.  This is rope jumping -- part diving, part rock climbing, with a touch of engineering. The aim of the project is to dream jump in 80 places with most ravishing nature and architecture all over the world .They plan to stage their next leaps at a cave complex in Croatia, a French viaduct, skyscrapers in Las Vegas and Johannesburg, and the Grand Canyon. AFP PHOTO /  LOUISA GOULIAMAKILOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images

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Lukas Michul, a member of the ‘dream walker’ group jumps from atop the rugged rocks overlooking the azure waters of Navagio beach, one of the Greece’s most renowned leisure spots on the popular tourist island of Zakynthos. This is rope jumping, part diving, part rock climbing, with a touch of engineering. The aim of the project is to dream jump in 80 places with most ravishing nature and architecture all over the world.

The world's largest solar-powered boat, "MS Turanor PlanetSolar" sails through the Corinth Canal near the town of Corinth on July 28, 2014.  The boat arrived to Greece as part of a joint archaeological project focused on underwater exploration off one of Europe's oldest human occupation sites, the Franchthi cave in the Argolid, southeast Peloponnese. The project is taking place in one of Greece's richest archaelogical areas, the Argolid, known for its major palatial complexes in the Bronze Age that include Mycenae and Tiryns and later, classical-era city-states and sites like Argos and the ancient-theatre site of Epidaurus.

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The world’s largest solar-powered boat, “MS Turanor PlanetSolar” sails through the Corinth Canal near the town of Corinth on Monday. The boat arrived to Greece as part of a joint archaeological project focused on underwater exploration off one of Europe’s oldest human occupation sites, the Franchthi cave in the Argolid, southeast Peloponnese

Far-right Golden Dawn party supporters demonstrate in front of the Parliament before a vote that will decide whether the deputies of the party will be stripped of their immunity from prosecution, in Athens, Greece, 04 June 2014. The members of Parliament (MP) of the Golden Dawn party are being charged for their alleged participation and leading of a criminal organization

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Far-right Golden Dawn party supporters demonstrate in front of the parliament in Athens before a vote that will decide whether the deputies of the party will be stripped of their immunity from prosecution over alleged criminal activities

Cleaning ladies from the public sector react as they scuffle with police officers at the entrance of a building housing the Finance Ministry, during a protest against the layoffs and transitions due to a troika-led civil service revamp, in Athens June 3, 2014.

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Cleaning ladies employed by the public sector demonstrate at the entrance to the Finance Ministry in Athens, Greece, during a protest against layoffs

A group of migrants from Somalia that survived from an accident in the Aegean Sea last week, arrive at the port of Piraeus in Athens on May 12, 2014. At least 22 migrants including four children drowned in the Aegean Sea on May 5, 2014 after a yacht and a dinghy carrying them towards Greek shores capsized. Eighteen people were found dead on board the 10-metre (33-foot) yacht after it was towed to shore, the coastguard said, adding that another four bodies were recovered at sea.

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A group of migrants from Somalia that survived an accident in the Aegean Sea last week, arrive at the port of Piraeus in Athens on Monday

A demonstrator stands as he participates in a 24-hour general strike in Athens on April 9, 2014. Greek unions held a 24-hour anti-austerity strike today shutting down ferry services to the country's world-famous islands, disrupting rail travel and closing pharmacies and several government offices. They protest new labour reforms demanded by the country's EU-IMF creditors.

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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.

In this photo taken on Thursday Feb. 20, 2014, 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.

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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. 

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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, 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 

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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 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.