A man with his scooter rides across empty train lines at the train station of the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki during a 24-hour strike by transport workers, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. Greek... more 
A man with his scooter rides across empty train lines at the train station of the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki during a 24-hour strike by transport workers, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. Greek unions are stepping up protests against the government's tough austerity program, leaving Athens without public transport ahead of a crucial budget vote. National rail workers are also on strike, paralyzing train routes. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Nikolas Giakoumidis
Thu, Dec 23, 2010 5:31 AM EST