Greek protests over Merkel visit

Stones are being thrown at Greek riot police who are firing teargas in return at protesters on the streets of Athens demonstrating against the visit of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel - her first since the euro crisis began.

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Violent protests in Athens over Merkel's visit

A protester throws a burning cardboard box during the protest. Credit: Yannis Behrakis / Reuters
Riot police, covered in paint, stand guard outside the parliament in Athens. Credit: Yannis Behrakis / Reuters
Protester push a police barricade outside the parliament. Credit: Yannis Behrakis / Reuters

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