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Athens Protest Photos



Riot police, not seen, push back protesters as the ancient Temple of Zeus is illuminated during clashes in Athens, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Protesters and police fought running battles in central Athens Sunday, as Greek lawmakers debated legislation that would introduce severe austerity measures to stave off bankruptcy. (Thanassis Stavrakis)


Protesters try to avoid a stun grenade thrown by police on motorcycles during clashes in Athens, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Protesters and police fought running battles in central Athens Sunday, as Greek lawmakers debated legislation that would introduce severe austerity measures to stave off bankruptcy. (Thanassis Stavrakis) 


Protesters pass by a burning cinema in Athens, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Riots engulfed central Athens and at least 10 buildings went up in flames in mass protests late Sunday as lawmakers prepared for a historic parliamentary vote on harsh austerity measures demanded to keep the country solvent and within the eurozone. (Kostas Tsironis) 


Riot police use tear gas as protesters stand in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Riots engulfed central Athens and at least 10 buildings went up in flames in mass protests late Sunday as lawmakers prepared for a historic parliamentary vote on harsh austerity measures demanded to keep the country solvent and within the eurozone. (Petros Giannakouris) 


Protesters clash with riot police outside the Greek Finance Ministry as the ancient Acropolis hill is seen in the background in Athens on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in the square outside Parliament as a parliamentary debate on further austerity cuts began, with more arriving constantly. (Thanassis Stavrakis) 


Riot police officers throw missiles at protesters as cars burn during clashes in Athens, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Protesters and police fought running battles in central Athens Sunday, as Greek lawmakers debated legislation that would introduce severe austerity measures to stave off bankruptcy. (Thanassis Stavrakis) 

A protester throws an object towards riot police during clashes in Athens on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in the square outside Parliament as a parliamentary debate on further austerity cuts began, with more arriving constantly. (Kostas Tsironis) 


Riot police officers throw tear gas at protesters during clashes in Athens, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Protesters and police fought running battles in central Athens Sunday, as Greek lawmakers debated legislation that would introduce severe austerity measures to stave off bankruptcy. (Petros Giannakouris) 


A protester clashes with riot police outside the Greek parliament in Athens, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in the square outside Parliament as a parliamentary debate began, with more arriving constantly. As the crowds grew, a few hundred anarchists started to throw bottles and firebombs at police, who responded with tear gas and stun grenades. (Thanassis Stavrakis) 


A Starbucks coffee shop burns, right, as firefighters try to cut open the locked truck to get out the fire hose after protesters took the keys, during clashes in Athens, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Protesters and police fought running battles in central Athens Sunday, as Greek lawmakers debated legislation that would introduce severe austerity measures to stave off bankruptcy. (Thanassis Stavrakis) 


Protesters throw stones at riot police during clashes in Athens, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Riots engulfed central Athens and at least 10 buildings went up in flames in mass protests late Sunday as lawmakers prepared for a historic parliamentary vote on harsh austerity measures demanded to keep the country solvent and within the eurozone. The graffiti reads ''Poison to riot police.'' (Petros Giannakouris) 

A protester throws a missile at riot police during clashes in Athens, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Protesters and police fought running battles in central Athens Sunday, as Greek lawmakers debated legislation that would introduce severe austerity measures to stave off bankruptcy. (Petros Giannakouris) 


Protesters clash with riot police outside the Greek parliament in Athens on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in the square outside Parliament as a parliamentary debate began, with more arriving constantly. (Thanassis Stavrakis) 


Demonstrators protest against the new austerity measures in Syntagma Square on February 12, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Greece's creditors have demanded further austerity measures before approving a new bailout from the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund amid renewed concerns the country may default. Getty 


Protesters gather outside the Greek Parliament during clashes with riot police in Athens on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in the square outside Parliament as a parliamentary debate on further austerity cuts began, with more arriving constantly. (Thanassis Stavrakis) 


A protester holds a Greek flag during clashes with riot police outside the Greek Parliament in Athens on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in the square outside Parliament as a parliamentary debate on further austerity cuts began, with more arriving constantly. (Thanassis Stavrakis) 


Protesters wave a flag in front of the Greek parliament as riot police officers stand guard in Athens, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in the square outside Parliament as a debate began, with more arriving constantly. As the crowds grew, a few hundred anarchists started to throw bottles and firebombs at police, who responded with tear gas and stun grenades. (Kostas Tsironis)