Greek Orthodox faithful wait for the Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I to throw a wooden crucifix into the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey on Wednesday. Greek Orthodox faithful swam to retrieve the wooden crucifix during the Epiphany Day celebrations
A riot policeman (L) prepares to throw a teas gas canister as others walk by fires caused by petrol bombs thrown by youths following brief clashes between police and protesters during a 24-hour general strike in central Athens, Greece
rotesting members of the PAME Communist-affiliated union play music outside the Greek parliament during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras listen to their countries’ national anthems upon his arrival for talks at the Chancellery on Monday in Berlin, Germany
Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras attends a blessing ceremony for the new season in the Athens parliament
Marialena, a 42 year-old homeless AIDS sufferer and former drug addict who is on a methadone rehabilitation programme, sleeps under a bridge in central Athens.