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Rioting in Greece

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Anti-riot police clash with protesters during a demonstration in Athens on Thursday. The Greek capital was “suffocating” under a barrage of tear gas as 5,000 protesters swamped riot police outside parliament, 12 days after the police killing of a teenager sparked riots. Greek authorities had earlier this week sent out appeals to foreign countries for fresh stocks of tear gas -- and warned the public to steer clear of the city’s center after a coalition of students, teachers, unions and left-wing demonstrators vowed to step up anti-government rallies. (Aris Messinis / AFP/Getty Images)
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A protester vandalizes a car during clashes outside of the University of Athens. Riots and looting erupted in the Greek capital and other cities over the last week in the wake of a police shooting of a 15-year-old teen on Dec. 6. (Orestis Panagiotou / EPA)
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A protester throws stones at riot police during a demonstration in Athens. (Aris Messinis / AFP/Getty Images)
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A woman reacts to teargas released during clashes between police and protesters in central Athens. (Lefteris Pitarakis / Associated Press)
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Two protesters carry a man hurt by teargas during a demonstration. (Olivier Laban-Mattei / AFP/Getty Images)
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Paint-splashed riot police officers stand outside the Greek parliament during a demonstration in Athens. (Aris Messinis / AFP/Getty Images)
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Smoke and teargas surrounds the statue of ancient Greek goddess Athena outside the University of Athens. (Orestis Panagiotou / EPA)
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A riot squad officer, right, his caught in a fire caused by blazing gasoline from a Molotov cocktail thrown in a demonstration in central Athens. His colleagues helped extinguish the fire and he was unhurt, according to the Associated Press. It was the seventh day of protests, some violent, in Greece, with thousands turning out in Athens and Thessaloniki in anger at the death of a 15-year-old boy who was shot by police. (Kostas Tsironis / AFP / Getty Images)
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Outside the Greek parliament in Athens, a youth throws a steel barricade at riot police. Analysts say the violence is driving by economic issues, especially the widening gap between rich and poor in a country with high joblessness and a minimum monthly wage of $850. (Oliver Laban-Mattei / AFP / Getty Images)
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A photographer, center, is helped after being injured by protesters. (Oliver Laban-Mattei / AFP / Getty Images)
Rioting in Greece - throwing rocks on riot police
A youth throws rocks at riot police in central Athens. Beleaguered Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis ruled out early elections, and said “We must make a very clear distinction between the overwhelming majority of the Greek people who of course have every right to express their sorrow at the death of a young boy, and the minority of extremists who take refuge in acts of extreme violence.” (Oliver Laban-Mattei / AFP / Getty Images)
Rioting in Greece - Youths face off with riot police
Youths and riot police stare each other down during a demonstration outside Parliament in Athens. A strike by about 100,000 workers shut down most transportation as well as banks and hospitals. (Kostas Tsironis / AFP / Getty Images)
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Students help a fellow protester after he collapsed from tear gas at a demonstration. (Kostas Tsironis / AFP / Getty Images)
Rioting in Greece - monument
A riot police officer stands guard in front of the monument of the unknown soldier in front of Parliament in Athens. There have been protests in France, Spain and Denmark, in solidarity with Greek demonstrators. (Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP / Getty Images)
Rioting in Greece - police cordon
Leftist protesters stand behind a police cordon during a peaceful demonstration in Thessaloniki. The demonstrations, some violent, began within hours of the fatal shooting of a teenager on Saturday night. “It is clear that this wave of discontent will not die down. This rage is spreading because the underlying causes remain,” said veteran left-wing politician Leonidas Kyrkos. (Vassil Donev / EPA)
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A protester throws stones at police during a demonstration outside the Greek Parliament in Athens. Unrest in Greece, sparked by the fatal police shooting of a teenager, intensified, with security forces battling protesters nationwide as a general strike crippled much of the country. (Aris Messinis / AFP/Getty Images)
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A demonstrator in Athens holds a blowup of a newspaper front page showing 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos and a headline reading “Execution in Cold Blood.” The fatal shooting of Grigoropoulos by police has sparked five days of rioting across Greece. (Petros Karadjias / Associated Press)
Civil unrest in Greece - Young protestors
Protesters wear protective scarfs during a demonstration in Athens. Clashes between students and police continued for a fifth straight day, with thousands of protestors setting fire to government buildings, police stations and businesses. (Simela Pantzartzi / EPA)
Civil unrest in Greece - riot police officer
A police officer standing before a burning barricade throws a tear gas canister at rioters in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. (Nikolas Giakoumidis / Associated Press)
Civil unrest in Greece - cars burned
A woman walks past cars burned during five days of riots in central Athens. Protesters attacked Athens’ main courthouse with firebombs during a hearing for police officers whose shooting of a teenager set off the violence. (Lefteris Pitarakis / Associated Press)
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Police officers in riot gear stand in front of a Christmas tree display burned by rioters in central Athens. (Petros Karadjias / Associated Press)
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A woman searches through what’s left of a shop burned by rioters in Thessaloniki. (Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP/Getty Images)
Civil unrest in Greece - shouting slogans
Protesters shout slogans at riot police and hold a banner reading “Go Away” during a demonstration in Athens. (Simela Pantzartzi / EPA)
Civil unrest in Greece - graffiti
Smarting from tear gas thrown by police, an Athens man rub his eyes while passing by a luxury department store covered with metal panels to protect it from rioters. (Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP/Getty Images)
Civil unrest in Greece - firebomb
A dog looks on as a firebomb thrown by rioters explodes near police stationed at the National Technical University in Athens. (Thanassis Stavrakis / Associated Press)
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Demonstrators throw projectiles at police during the fourth day of rioting in Athens. Some government foes were calling on leaders to resign over the riots as new unrest erupted in the Greek capital and other cities Tuesday. (Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP / Getty Images)
Rioting in Greece - Fire
Greek police in riot gear stand by a burning barricade in the northern port of Salonika. (Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP / Getty Images)
Rioting in Greece - Arrest
Officers arrest a boy near the cemetery where a funeral service was held Tuesday for Alexis Grigoropoulos, the teen killed by police. (Aris Messinis / AFP / Getty Images)
Rioting in Greece - Stand off
A protester holds up a picture of slain teenager Alexandros Grigoropoulos to riot police in front of the Parliament in Athens. (Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP / Getty Images)
Rioting in Greece - Law school
Police walk amid rubble from rioting early Tuesday outside the Athens Law School. Authorities closed off many of the city’s streets after a third night of violence sparked by the fatal police shooting of a 15-year-old boy. (Aris Messinis / AFP / Getty Images)
Rioting in Greece - Firemen
Firefighters extinguish a burning ticket booth in front of the National Library of Greece in Athens. (Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP / Getty Images)
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A riot police officer’s shield is covered by eggs during a student protest in central Athens, where youths smashed and torched buildings after the fatal police shooting of a teenager. (Thanassis Stavrakis / Associated Press)
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A police officer clashes with students in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens. Civil unrest, which rocked the country over the weekend after the shooting of a teenager by police, continued as youths rampaged through central Athens and Thessaloniki. (Pantelic Saitas / EPA)
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Youths clash with riot police outside Aristotelio University in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki as a third day of street battles erupted throughout the country over the police killing of a 15-year-old boy. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis vowed to put an end to the rioting. (Sakis Mitrolidis / AFP/Getty Images)
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Youths overturn a car during riots outside the main police office in Piraeus, Greece, part of the civil unrest that has gripped the country after the fatal shooting of a teenager by police. (Giorgos Hristakis / EPA)
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A student throws an orange at riot police outside the Greek Parliament builiding in Athens, one of the running battles between authorities and youths protesting the fatal shooting of a teenager by police. The violence has left parts of Athens’ main shopping district burned, gutted and looted. (Petros Giannakouris / Associated Press)
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Demonstrators shout slogans while occupying the Greek Consulate in Berlin to protest Greek police’s fatal shooting of a teenager in Athens. Protesters also raised banners at the Greek Embassy in London. (Herbert Knosowski / Associated Press)
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Riot police avoid firebombs lobbed by protesters outside Aristotle University of Thessaloniki during clashes sparked by the shooting of a Greek teenager by police. (Nikolas Giakoumidis / Associated Press)
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A Greek riot police officer throws stones during clashes with youths outside Athens Polytechnic after a massive demonstration near the main police station in Athens. (Aris Messinis / AFP/Getty Images)
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Greek riot officers dodge a gasoline bomb during clashes in central Athens. Riots broke out Sunday in the Greek capital as demonstrators protested the fatal police shooting of a teenager in Athens on Saturday. (Thanassis Stavrakis / Associated Press)
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A youth uses a fire extinguisher against Greek riot police during a massive demonstration near the main police station in Athens. (Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP/Getty Images)
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A man makes his way past a building in Athens torched by protesters in the aftermath of the police shooting. (Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP/Getty Images)
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Fifteen-year-old Andreas Alexis Grigoropoulos was shot and killed on Dec. 6 by a Greek police officer, sparking civil unrest that has rocked the country for three days. ()
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