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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

German Chancellor Visits Athens Amid Protests

Protestors run away from tear gas during clashes in front of the parliament in Athens on Tuesday. German chancellor Angela Merkel says Greece has covered “much of the ground” required for recovery, during her landmark visit to the financially stricken country. (AP/Dimitri Messinis)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Athens Tuesday amid draconian security measures and mass protests. It’s her first visit to Greece since the eurozone crisis started three years ago. Her visit is intended to show support for the Greek government as it implements strict austerity measures many Greeks feel were imposed on the country in order to get a bailout. The BBC’s Mark Lowen reports.


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