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Greek anti-austerity march erupts in violence, 3 dead

<p>A riot policeman falls after being ihit with molotov cocktail near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis</p>

A riot policeman falls after being ihit with molotov cocktail near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

A riot policeman falls after being ihit with molotov cocktail near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>A demonstrator yells at group of riot police during violent demonstrations over austerity measures in Thessaloniki, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis</p>

A demonstrator yells at group of riot police during violent demonstrations over austerity measures in Thessaloniki, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

A demonstrator yells at group of riot police during violent demonstrations over austerity measures in Thessaloniki, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>A protestor kicks a teargas canister during violent demonstrations over austerity measures in Thessaloniki, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Grigoris Siamidis</p>

A protestor kicks a teargas canister during violent demonstrations over austerity measures in Thessaloniki, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Grigoris Siamidis

A protestor kicks a teargas canister during violent demonstrations over austerity measures in Thessaloniki, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Grigoris Siamidis

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<p>Riot policeman are engulfed in flames as they are hit with a molotov cocktail near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol</p>

Riot policeman are engulfed in flames as they are hit with a molotov cocktail near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Riot policeman are engulfed in flames as they are hit with a molotov cocktail near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>A riot policeman falls after being ihit with molotov cocktail near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis</p>

A riot policeman falls after being ihit with molotov cocktail near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

A riot policeman falls after being ihit with molotov cocktail near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>Police investigators at the scene of a burned-out bank where it was reported several people perished during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis</p>

Police investigators at the scene of a burned-out bank where it was reported several people perished during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

Police investigators at the scene of a burned-out bank where it was reported several people perished during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>Police guard the scene of a burned-out bank where it was reported several people perished during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis</p>

Police guard the scene of a burned-out bank where it was reported several people perished during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

Police guard the scene of a burned-out bank where it was reported several people perished during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>Greek riot policemen rest in front of graffiti written on the wall of a bank during violent demonstrations over austerity measures in Athens, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis</p>

Greek riot policemen rest in front of graffiti written on the wall of a bank during violent demonstrations over austerity measures in Athens, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

Greek riot policemen rest in front of graffiti written on the wall of a bank during violent demonstrations over austerity measures in Athens, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

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<p>A demonstartor hurls projectiles at riot police near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol</p>

A demonstartor hurls projectiles at riot police near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A demonstartor hurls projectiles at riot police near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>Demonstartors hurl projectiles at riot police near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis</p>

Demonstartors hurl projectiles at riot police near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

Demonstartors hurl projectiles at riot police near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>A group of riot police retreat back to the steps of the Greek parliament during violent demonstrations over austerity measures in Athens, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis</p>

A group of riot police retreat back to the steps of the Greek parliament during violent demonstrations over austerity measures in Athens, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

A group of riot police retreat back to the steps of the Greek parliament during violent demonstrations over austerity measures in Athens, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>A demonstartor hurls projectiles at riot police near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis</p>

A demonstartor hurls projectiles at riot police near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

A demonstartor hurls projectiles at riot police near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>A riot policeman is hit with molotov cocktail in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis</p>

A riot policeman is hit with molotov cocktail in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

A riot policeman is hit with molotov cocktail in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>Demonstrators and riot police face off in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol</p>

Demonstrators and riot police face off in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Demonstrators and riot police face off in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>An unidentified man (L) and fireman (R) react at the scene of a burned-out bank where it was reported several people perished during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis</p>

An unidentified man (L) and fireman (R) react at the scene of a burned-out bank where it was reported several people perished during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

An unidentified man (L) and fireman (R) react at the scene of a burned-out bank where it was reported several people perished during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>Demonstartors and riot police face off in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis</p>

Demonstartors and riot police face off in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

Demonstartors and riot police face off in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>Demonstartors hurl projectiles at riot police near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis</p>

Demonstartors hurl projectiles at riot police near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

Demonstartors hurl projectiles at riot police near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>A riot policeman is hit with molotov cocktail in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis</p>

A riot policeman is hit with molotov cocktail in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

A riot policeman is hit with molotov cocktail in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>A demonstrator and riot police face off near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol</p>

A demonstrator and riot police face off near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A demonstrator and riot police face off near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>Riot police react to a molotov cocktail as it explodes on a bridge near the Greek parliament during demonstrations over austerity measures in Athens, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis</p>

Riot police react to a molotov cocktail as it explodes on a bridge near the Greek parliament during demonstrations over austerity measures in Athens, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

Riot police react to a molotov cocktail as it explodes on a bridge near the Greek parliament during demonstrations over austerity measures in Athens, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

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<p>Demonstrators and riot police clash in Syntagma square in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol</p>

Demonstrators and riot police clash in Syntagma square in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Demonstrators and riot police clash in Syntagma square in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>Demonstrators and riot police clash in Syntagma square in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol</p>

Demonstrators and riot police clash in Syntagma square in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Demonstrators and riot police clash in Syntagma square in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>Demonstrators near the Greek parliament in Athens, react to tear gas during a protest against recently-announced draconian austerity measures, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis</p>

Demonstrators near the Greek parliament in Athens, react to tear gas during a protest against recently-announced draconian austerity measures, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

Demonstrators near the Greek parliament in Athens, react to tear gas during a protest against recently-announced draconian austerity measures, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

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<p>Demonstrators and riot police face off on a bridge near Syntagma square in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol</p>

Demonstrators and riot police face off on a bridge near Syntagma square in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Demonstrators and riot police face off on a bridge near Syntagma square in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>Communist labour union P.A.M.E members march in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis</p>

Communist labour union P.A.M.E members march in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

Communist labour union P.A.M.E members march in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

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<p>General view of Athenian demonstratorsand riot police face off in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis</p>

General view of Athenian demonstratorsand riot police face off in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

General view of Athenian demonstratorsand riot police face off in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>Demonstrators and riot police face off in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis</p>

Demonstrators and riot police face off in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

Demonstrators and riot police face off in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>Demonstrators and riot police clash in Syntagma square in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol</p>

Demonstrators and riot police clash in Syntagma square in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Demonstrators and riot police clash in Syntagma square in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>Communist labour union P.A.M.E members march in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis</p>

Communist labour union P.A.M.E members march in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

Communist labour union P.A.M.E members march in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

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<p>General view of demonstrators massing in Syntagma square in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis</p>

General view of demonstrators massing in Syntagma square in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

General view of demonstrators massing in Syntagma square in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

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<p>Demonstrators run from teargas near the Greek parliament in Athens, during protests over the recently announced draconian austerity measures in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis</p>

Demonstrators run from teargas near the Greek parliament in Athens, during protests over the recently announced draconian austerity measures in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

Demonstrators run from teargas near the Greek parliament in Athens, during protests over the recently announced draconian austerity measures in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

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<p>Commuters are confronted by a closed metro station in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol</p>

Commuters are confronted by a closed metro station in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Commuters are confronted by a closed metro station in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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