Thousands rally in Greek anti-austerity strike

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Members of pro-communist union PAME gather during a protest in Athens, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Thousands of anti-austerity demonstrators took to the streets of Athens on Wednesday as unions staged a general strike to protest the government's spending cuts and tax hikes, which some predict will push unemployment to a stunning 30 percent this year. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)

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Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets of Athens on Feb. 20 as part of a nationwide strike against austerity that confined ferries to ports, shut schools and left hospitals with only emergency staff.

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