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A march in Athens against government austerity measures aimed at saving Greece from bankruptcy turned violent Wednesday

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

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A riot police officer is engulfed in flames after being hit by a fire bomb thrown by protestors in central Athens, Wednesday, May 5, 2010.

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A newspaper kiosk burns as a police officer passes by during an anti covernment rally in Athens on Wednesday, May 5, 2010.

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Demonstrators run away from tear gas during an anti government rally in Athens on Wednesday, May 5, 2010.

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A gas bomb expodes near riot police during an anti Government rally in Athens, Wednesday May 5, 2010.

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

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

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

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Riot police stands in front on burnt out Marfin Egnatia Bank, where three people died during the massive demonstration in Athens on May 5, 2010.

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