In the last week of June 2011, Greek lawmakers were faced with a tough choice: proceed with unpopular austerity measures on top of spending cuts and tax hikes that have already helped send unemployment rates over 16 percent, or not act and lose the next $17 billion bailout installment from the EU and IMF. A general strike against austerity measures brought the country to a standstill. Here are images from the clashes between protesters and riot police.
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|Stone-Throwing Protester||Ready for Tear Gas||Battling Greek Protesters||Protest Damage in Greece|
|Protesters Torch TV Van||Greek Officer on Fire||Protesting Cost-Cutting||Athens Burning|
|Tear Gas Smoke on the Streets|
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