April 4, 2012
A protester looks at policemen standing behind tear gas during riots at central Syntagma Square in Athens. Greek police fired teargas to disperse hundreds of protesters taking part in a rally commemorating the death of the Greek pensioner who shot and killed himself in the parliament square on Wednesday. Suicides have risen in Greece as a deepening economic crisis leaves one in five jobless and countless more struggling to survive on sharply reduced salaries and pensions. Since 2009, there have been more than "1,700 suicides and attempts," the Associated Press reports.