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Greek people protest against austerity measures

2010-03-31 02:30:26 GMT2010-03-31 10:30:26 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Greek protesters expressed their dissatisfaction in front of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security building during a protest in central Athens, capital of Greece, March 30, 2010. The Greek government has launched austerity measures in order to reduce a public deficit that reached 12.7 percent of output in 2009. These measures caused protests in Athens. (Xinhua Photo)

Greek protesters expressed their dissatisfaction in front of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security building during a protest in central Athens, capital of Greece, March 30, 2010. The Greek government has launched austerity measures in order to reduce a public deficit that reached 12.7 percent of output in 2009. These measures caused protests in Athens. (Xinhua Photo)

Hundreds of Greek people gather to protest the austerity measures in central Athens, capital of Greece, March 30, 2010. Debt-strapped Greece toughened austerity measures this month and gained EU backing for a financial rescue plan, but the spending cuts also fueled public discontent. (Xinhua Photo)

Hundreds of Greek people gather to protest the austerity measures in central Athens, capital of Greece, March 30, 2010. Debt-strapped Greece toughened austerity measures this month and gained EU backing for a financial rescue plan, but the spending cuts also fueled public discontent. (Xinhua Photo)

Greek protesters expressed their dissatisfaction in front of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security building during a protest in central Athens, capital of Greece, March 30, 2010. The Greek government has launched austerity measures in order to reduce a public deficit that reached 12.7 percent of output in 2009. These measures caused protests in Athens.

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