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Angela Merkel greeted warmly by prime minister, but not by Greeks

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Protestors run away from tear gas during clashes in front of the parliament in Athens on Tuesday Oct. 9, 2012.

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Riot police fight with demonstrators during clashes in front of the parliament in Athens on Tuesday Oct. 9, 2012.

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Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel on October 9, 2012 at the airport in Athens.

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People hold a banner saying "Frau Merkel get out" ahead of a demonstration against the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in central Athens, October 9, 2012.

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Demonstrators, dressed as Nazis, wave a swastika flag as they ride in an open-top car in Syntagma Square in Athens as they protest against the visit of Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, October 9, 2012.

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A man in chains and carrying a wooden cross marked "Greece wake up" walks during a protest against the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Thessaloniki on October 9, 2012.

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A naked protester runs past the parliament in Syntagma Square in Athens during a violent protest against the visit of Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel October 9, 2012.

Germany's Angela Merkel arrived in Greece on her first visit since Europe's debt crisis erupted here three years ago, braving protests to deliver a message of support - but no new money - to a nation hammered by recession and fighting to stay in the euro. Athens went into security lock down for the visit as some 50,000 protesters made a show of discontent against painful austerity cuts. 

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