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Europe roiled by financial crisis

The 16-nation euro currency zone is beset by fissures between strong economies such as Germany and weaker ones such as Greece, Ireland and Portugal, which risk being engulfed by historic levels of government debt.

 
 

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In Thessaloniki, Greece, a man salvages an olive oil container from a trash bin to collect the remaining oil. Welfare agencies and charity groups have warned of a spike in poverty and homelessness in Greece due to the effects of the financial crisis.


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