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Austerity in Greece - If you tolerate this, then your kids will be next. | by Teacher Dude's BBQ
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Austerity in Greece - If you tolerate this, then your kids will be next.

This picture was taken in the centre of Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city. The young teen, no older than 13 or 14 was wheeling a shopping trolley full of scrap metal just metres away from the high end hotels and shopping malls that call this part of the town home.

 

He, along with many even younger can be seen in the city rooting through the recycling bins for cans, scrap metal and paper.. For those who scavenge, beg, sell trinkets and wander the streets of this European city there is no school or perhaps even a future, except for more of the same.

  

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Taken on May 16, 2012