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Unions are protesting austerity measures the government is planning to implement in the debt-ridden country

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A demonstrator passes a defaced Bank of Greece sign during protests against planned reforms by Greece's coalition government in Athens, February 10, 2012.

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Passengers make their way in front of an immobilised ship at Piraeus port near Athens February 10, 2012. Greece's two major labour unions called a 48-hour strike for Friday and Saturday against the planned reforms by Greece's coalition government.

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A petrol bomb explodes near riot police during protests against planned reforms by Greece's coalition government in Athens, February 10, 2012.

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A demonstrator is seen behind a giant Greeek flag during protests against planned reforms by Greece's coalition government in Athens, February 10, 2012.

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A demonstrator is detained by riot police during protests against planned reforms by Greece's coalition government in Athens, February 10, 2012.

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Riot police take up their positions at the Greek parliament ahead of protests against planned reforms by Greece's coalition government in Athens, February 10, 2012.

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Riot police grapple with a demonstrator during protests against planned reforms by Greece's coalition government in Athens, February 10, 2012.

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Demonstrators confront riot police during protests against planned reforms by Greece's coalition government in Athens, February 10, 2012.

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