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Greece to back austerity plan

<p>A woman passes a burned-out bank, May 6, 2010, which was set on fire during violent demonstrations in Athens yesterday. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol</p>

A woman passes a burned-out bank, May 6, 2010, which was set on fire during violent demonstrations in Athens yesterday. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A woman passes a burned-out bank, May 6, 2010, which was set on fire during violent demonstrations in Athens yesterday. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>A woman puts flowers in front the bank branch where three people were killed in Athens, May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis</p>

A woman puts flowers in front the bank branch where three people were killed in Athens, May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

A woman puts flowers in front the bank branch where three people were killed in Athens, May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

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<p>An investigator searches for evidence inside a bank branch where three people were killed in Athens, May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis</p>

An investigator searches for evidence inside a bank branch where three people were killed in Athens, May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

An investigator searches for evidence inside a bank branch where three people were killed in Athens, May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

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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>Medics prepare to remove the body of a person who perished in a bank that was set on fire during demonstrations in Athens, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol</p>

Medics prepare to remove the body of a person who perished in a bank that was set on fire during demonstrations in Athens, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Medics prepare to remove the body of a person who perished in a bank that was set on fire during demonstrations in Athens, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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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>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 woman cries as she looks at the bank branch where three people were killed in Athens, May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis</p>

A woman cries as she looks at the bank branch where three people were killed in Athens, May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

A woman cries as she looks at the bank branch where three people were killed in Athens, May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

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<p>A policeman places flowers given to him outside a bank branch where three people were killed in Athens, May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis</p>

A policeman places flowers given to him outside a bank branch where three people were killed in Athens, May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

A policeman places flowers given to him outside a bank branch where three people were killed in Athens, May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

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<p>A policeman places flowers given to him outside a bank branch where three people were killed in Athens, May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis</p>

A policeman places flowers given to him outside a bank branch where three people were killed in Athens, May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

A policeman places flowers given to him outside a bank branch where three people were killed in Athens, May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

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<p>A policeman stands guard in front of a bank branch where three people were killed in Athens, May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis</p>

A policeman stands guard in front of a bank branch where three people were killed in Athens, May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

A policeman stands guard in front of a bank branch where three people were killed in Athens, May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

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<p>An unidentified relative arrives at the scene after the people perished in a bank that was set on fire during demonstrations in Athens, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis</p>

An unidentified relative arrives at the scene after the people perished in a bank that was set on fire during demonstrations in Athens, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

An unidentified relative arrives at the scene after the people perished in a bank that was set on fire during demonstrations in Athens, 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 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 fireman stands on a balcony next to the body of a person who perished in a bank that was set on fire during demonstrations in Athens, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol</p>

A fireman stands on a balcony next to the body of a person who perished in a bank that was set on fire during demonstrations in Athens, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A fireman stands on a balcony next to the body of a person who perished in a bank that was set on fire during demonstrations in Athens, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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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>An unidentified man (L) and fireman 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 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 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>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>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>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>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>A molotov cocktail is thrown at a group of riot police near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis</p>

A molotov cocktail is thrown at a group of riot police near the Greek parliament in Athens during a nationwide strike in Greece, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

A molotov cocktail is thrown at a group of 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>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 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 Greek riot policeman stands 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>

A Greek riot policeman stands 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

A Greek riot policeman stands 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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