Thousands of Greeks participated in a 48-hour strike before leaders vote on new austerity measures. The strike brought the country to a halt as public transportation, post offices and tourists sites were closed.
Nov. 7, 2012 Masked protesters walk through a cloud of tear gas during a 48-hour strike by the two major Greek unions in central Athens. Greek police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse thousands of protesters who flooded into the main square before Parliament in a show of anger against lawmakers who were due to narrowly pass an austerity package. Yannis Hehrakis/Reuters Buy Photo