Alpha Bank's chairman Yannis Costopoulos pauses during a press conference in Athens Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. Greece's second and third largest lenders, Eurobank and Alpha Bank, on Monday announced plans... more 
Alpha Bank's chairman Yannis Costopoulos pauses during a press conference in Athens Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. Greece's second and third largest lenders, Eurobank and Alpha Bank, on Monday announced plans to merge in order to better withstand the country's acute financial crisis. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Kostas Tsironis
Mon, Aug 29, 2011 9:15 AM EDT