Greek financial crisis

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A protester kicks a tear gas canister towards riot police during a nationwide general strike in Athens, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. Police clashed with protesters hurling petrol bombs and bottles in central Athens Wednesday after an anti-government rally called as part of a general strike in Greece turned violent. About 50,000 people joined the union-organized march in central Athens on Wednesday, held during a general strike against new austerity measures planned in the crisis-hit country. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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Greek rights groups warn of an explosion in racist violence over the past year, with a notable surge since national elections in May and June 2012 that saw dramatic gains by the far-right Golden Dawn party.

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