Athens unrest

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A woman covers her nose as she walks by a wall of pilling garbage during the second week of a strike by municipality workers and garbage collectors in Athens. Greek unions began a 48-hour general strike, the biggest protest in years.

A woman covers her nose as she walks by a wall of pilling garbage during the second week of a strike by municipality workers and garbage collectors in Athens. Greek unions began a 48-hour general strike, the biggest protest in years.

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A passenger looks for information in the departure hall of Athens' International airport during a 48 hour-general strike in Athens.

A passenger looks for information in the departure hall of Athens' International airport during a 48 hour-general strike in Athens.

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A shop is locked down in central Athens shopping area as Greek unions launched a two-day general strike in an all-out effort to block a new austerity bill that parliament must pass this week to forestall a state bankruptcy.

A shop is locked down in central Athens shopping area as Greek unions launched a two-day general strike in an all-out effort to block a new austerity bill that parliament must pass this week to forestall a state bankruptcy.

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People walk past the Greek parliament during an anti-austerity rally in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square. Greek unions begin a 48-hour general strike on the biggest protest in years.

People walk past the Greek parliament during an anti-austerity rally in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square. Greek unions begin a 48-hour general strike on the biggest protest in years.

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People take part in an anti-austerity rally in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square.

People take part in an anti-austerity rally in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square.

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Demonstrators push a metallic police barrier outside the Greek Parliament. A two-day general strike that unions vow will be the largest in years grounded flights, disrupted public transport and shut down everything from shops to schools in Greece.

Demonstrators push a metallic police barrier outside the Greek Parliament. A two-day general strike that unions vow will be the largest in years grounded flights, disrupted public transport and shut down everything from shops to schools in Greece.

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Protesters throw petrol bombs at riot police in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens at the start of a two-day general strike against a new austerity bill.

Protesters throw petrol bombs at riot police in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens at the start of a two-day general strike against a new austerity bill.

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Protesters burn a guard box in front of the Greek parliament in Athens.

Protesters burn a guard box in front of the Greek parliament in Athens.

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An injured anti-austerity demonstrator is carried to safety during clashes with riot police in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square.

An injured anti-austerity demonstrator is carried to safety during clashes with riot police in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square.

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A demonstrator stands in front of the Greek parliament in Athens as a two-day general strike began against a new austerity bill.

A demonstrator stands in front of the Greek parliament in Athens as a two-day general strike began against a new austerity bill.

UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2011 08:24 PM IST

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