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Pictures of Greek police clashing with rioters

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Protesters run away from tear gas canister and a burning barricade during clashes with riot police in Athens' central Syntagma (Constitution) Square June 15, 2011. Angry youths hurled petrol bombs at Greece's Finance Ministry and tens of thousands of protesters marched on parliament on Wednesday to oppose government efforts to pass new austerity laws for the debt-choked euro zone state.

Yannis Behrakis/Reuters/Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

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A protestor evades riot police on June 15, 2011 during a demonstration near the parliament in the center of Athens. Thousands of demonstrators besieged the Greek parliament on June 15 in a large anti-austerity protest marred by violence, leaving at least a dozen injured ahead of a critical reform vote in parliament.

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Policemen throw tear gas at protesters during riots around Constitution (Syntagma) square in Athens June 15, 2011. Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou offered Wednesday to step down and make way for a national unity government if the opposition agreed on a clear plan on how to proceed with reforms, government sources said.

Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters/Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters

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A protester throws stones at policemen during clashes around Constitution (Syntagma) square in Athens June 15, 2011. Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou offered Wednesday to step down and make way for a national unity government if the opposition agreed on a clear plan on how to proceed with reforms, government sources said.

Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters/Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters

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Protestors clash with riot police on June 15, 2011 during a demonstration near the parliament in the center of Athens. Thousands of demonstrators besieged the Greek parliament on June 15 in a large anti-austerity protest marred by violence, leaving at least a dozen injured ahead of a critical reform vote in parliament.

Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images/Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

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A photographer, centre, reacts as Greek protesters run with batons to hit a riot police officer, right, during clashes in Athens' main Syntagma square, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Hundreds of protesters clashed with riot police in central Athens Wednesday as a major anti-austerity rally degenerated into violence outside Parliament, where the struggling government was to seek support for new cutbacks to avoid a disastrous default.

Lefteris Pitarakis/AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis/AP Photo

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Protesters clash with riots police during a general strike against government austerity plans in Athens on June 15, 2011. Thousands of Greek protesters surrounded the parliament building as a general strike paralysed the country and the prime minister held emergency talks on a controversial reform package.

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A Greek protester throws plastic bottles into a fire that was lit by protesters to combat the effects of tear gas, thrown by riot police, not seen, during clashes in Athens' main Syntagma square, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Hundreds of protesters clashed with riot police in central Athens Wednesday as a major anti-austerity rally degenerated into violence outside Parliament, where the struggling government was to seek support for new cutbacks to avoid a disastrous default.

Lefteris Pitarakis/AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis/AP Photo

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Riot police arrest a protestor on June 15, 2011 during a demonstration near the parliament in the center of Athens. Thousands of demonstrators besieged the Greek parliament on June 15 in a large anti-austerity protest marred by violence, leaving at least a dozen injured ahead of a critical reform vote in parliament.

Alkis Konstantinidis/AFP/Getty/Alkis Konstantinidis/AFP/Getty

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A protester holds a Greek flag as he walks in tear gas outside of the Greek Parliament in central Athens, during a rally against plans for new austerity measures, on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. A 24-hour strike by Greece's largest labor unions is set to cripple public services Wednesday, as the Socialist government begins a legislative battle to push through last-ditch cost cutting reforms that will exceed its own term in office. Demonstrators had camped outside parliament since May 25, 2011.

Lefteris Pitarakis/AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis/AP Photo

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