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Greece: Joe Biden, U.S. Vice President, Arrives In Athens

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US Vice President Joe Biden waves upon arrival at Eleftherios Venizelos airport in Athens on December 4, 2011. Biden arrived for a visit set to focus on the debt crisis gripping Greece and the broader eurozone. (Getty) | AP

ATHENS, Greece — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Athens for a two-day visit during which he will meet Greece's political leadership as the country faces an unprecedented financial crisis.

Biden was greeted at Athens International Airport by Deputy Prime Minister Theodoros Pangalos.

On Monday, Biden will meet with Greek President Karolos Papoulias, Prime Minister Lucas Papademos and the leaders of the two major political parties backing Papademos' interim coalition government, former Prime Minister George Papandreou and leader of conservatives, Antonis Samaras.

This will be Papademos' first meeting with a senior U.S. officials since he was appointed last month to restart emergency loan payments and secure a massive new rescue deal from eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund.

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