Greeks back on streets to protest against austerity cuts

Rioters hurl petrol bombs at Finance Ministry, police fire volleys of teargas in clashes in Athens
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A demonstrator holds a petrol bomb during a protest against plans for new austerity measures June 15, 2011 in Athens, Greece. Greece's largest labor unions have called for a 24-hour strike, while the Socialist government is beginning to push through legislation for cost cutting reforms (Getty Images)
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Greek riot police officers confront with protestors in front of the Greek parliament during a general strike against government austerity plans, in Athens on June 15, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
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Offices were closed and public transport on land and sea across Greece was seriously disrupted early today as a mass general strike got under way (AFP/Getty Images)
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In Athens, tens of thousands of angry Greeks massed outside parliament to demonstrate their hostility against draconian measures required to win a second bailout from the EU and the International Monetary Fund (AFP/Getty Images)
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A protester kicks a riot police officer during a general strike against government austerity plans, in Athens, on June 15, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
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Rioters hurled petrol bombs at the Finance Ministry and police fired volleys of teargas in clashes in the main Syntagma Square as protesters tried to stop lawmakers adopting new tax rises, spending cuts and sell-offs of state assets (Getty Images)
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Demonstrators try to recover after police use tear gas during a protest against plans for new austerity measures June 15, 2011 in Athens, Greece. Greece is in an extremely weak position to renegotiate its commitments to the EU and the IMF, however, since it faces default on maturing debt in mid-July unless it receives a 12 billion euro tranche of emergency loans (Getty Images)
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Demonstrators and riot police clash during a protest against plans for new austerity measures June 15, 2011 in Athens, Greece (Getty Images)
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Demonstrators run away from tear gas during a protest against plans for new austerity measures June 15, 2011 in Athens, Greece (Getty Images)
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Fire from petrol bombs burn in the street during a protest against plans for new austerity measures June 15, 2011 in Athens, Greece. Greece's largest labor unions have called for a 24-hour strike, while the Socialist government is beginning to push through legislation for cost cutting reforms (Getty Images)