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Greek Riots 2012: Pictures Of The Protests (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 02/14/2012 6:15 pm Updated: 02/14/2012 6:15 pm

On the same day that Greece's parliament passed harsh new austerity measures as part of a multi-billion euro rescue package, workers cleared wreckage from burned-out buildings damaged during a round of intense riots the day before.

The unpopular bailout deal requires dramatic cuts in wages, pensions and jobs, according to Reuters, and Sunday's protests saw the worst violence in Athens in years.

See photos of the fiery destruction below:

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Passers by look at graffiti following violent protests which took place against the Government's austerity plans, February 13, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Thousands of demonstrators clashed with police as the Greek parliament approved drastic and unpopular austerity measures aimed at saving Greece from bankruptcy.

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