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Welcome to the 76th Thessaloniki Trade Fair - Greece

Part of a masssive police operation designed to protect the prime minister of Greece during his visit to the northern port city of Thessaloniki. 10,000 officers flooded th centre of the city to deal with the protest marches that converged on the Thessaloniki Helexpo trade fair where Giorgos Papandreou was addressing the nation.

 

Angered by a seemingly endless round of tax hikes, wage cuts and job losses, groups as diverse as taxi driver associations, students, football fans and the city's ever restive anarchists battled with police for over six hours.

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Taken on September 10, 2011