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Merkel greece protests

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Many Greeks blame the German chancellor for Greece's swingeing budget cuts.
Merkel greece protests

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel before their meeting in Athens on Oct. 9, 2012. It was Merkel's first visit to Greece since the debt crisis erupted almost three years ago; protestors geared up for a major show of discontent against painful austerity cuts.