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Greek man sets himself on fire

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A man pours a flammable liquid on his body to set himself on fire outside a Piraeus bank branch in Thessaloniki in northern Greece September 16, 2011. The 55-year old man had entered the bank and asked for a renegotiation of his overdue loan payments on his home and business, according to police, which he could not pay, but was refused by the bank. REUTERS/Nodas Stylianidis/www.photoreportage.gr </p>

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT A man pours a flammable liquid on his body to set himself on fire outside a Piraeus bank branch in Thessaloniki in northern Greece September 16, 2011. The 55-year old man had entered the bank and asked for a renegotiation...more

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT A man pours a flammable liquid on his body to set himself on fire outside a Piraeus bank branch in Thessaloniki in northern Greece September 16, 2011. The 55-year old man had entered the bank and asked for a renegotiation of his overdue loan payments on his home and business, according to police, which he could not pay, but was refused by the bank. REUTERS/Nodas Stylianidis/www.photoreportage.gr

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<p>A man sets himself on fire outside a bank branch in Thessaloniki in northern Greece September 16, 2011.  REUTERS/Nodas Stylianidis/www.photoreportage.gr </p>

A man sets himself on fire outside a bank branch in Thessaloniki in northern Greece September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nodas Stylianidis/www.photoreportage.gr

A man sets himself on fire outside a bank branch in Thessaloniki in northern Greece September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nodas Stylianidis/www.photoreportage.gr

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<p>A man sets himself on fire outside a bank branch in Thessaloniki in northern Greece September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nodas Stylianidis/www.photoreportage.gr </p>

A man sets himself on fire outside a bank branch in Thessaloniki in northern Greece September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nodas Stylianidis/www.photoreportage.gr

A man sets himself on fire outside a bank branch in Thessaloniki in northern Greece September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nodas Stylianidis/www.photoreportage.gr

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<p>A policeman tries to extinguish a fire on a man after set himself ablaze outside a bank branch in Thessaloniki in northern Greece September 16, 2011.  REUTERS/Nodas Stylianidis/www.photoreportage.gr </p>

A policeman tries to extinguish a fire on a man after set himself ablaze outside a bank branch in Thessaloniki in northern Greece September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nodas Stylianidis/www.photoreportage.gr

A policeman tries to extinguish a fire on a man after set himself ablaze outside a bank branch in Thessaloniki in northern Greece September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nodas Stylianidis/www.photoreportage.gr

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<p>A policeman tries to extinguish a fire on a man after he set himself ablaze outside a bank branch in Thessaloniki in northern Greece September 16, 2011.  REUTERS/Nodas Stylianidis/www.photoreportage.gr </p>

A policeman tries to extinguish a fire on a man after he set himself ablaze outside a bank branch in Thessaloniki in northern Greece September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nodas Stylianidis/www.photoreportage.gr

A policeman tries to extinguish a fire on a man after he set himself ablaze outside a bank branch in Thessaloniki in northern Greece September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nodas Stylianidis/www.photoreportage.gr

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<p>A combination photograph shows a man setting himself on fire outside a bank branch in Thessaloniki in northern Greece September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nodas Stylianidis/www.photoreportage.gr </p>

A combination photograph shows a man setting himself on fire outside a bank branch in Thessaloniki in northern Greece September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nodas Stylianidis/www.photoreportage.gr

A combination photograph shows a man setting himself on fire outside a bank branch in Thessaloniki in northern Greece September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Nodas Stylianidis/www.photoreportage.gr

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