German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Greece on Oct. 9 for the first time since the euro-zone crisis began. In Athens, about 7,000 police officers seek to contain protesters who blame Germany for the country’s economic woes.
Oct. 9, 2012 Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel before their meeting in Athens. Merkel is on her first visit to Greece since the debt crisis erupted almost three years ago, as protesters geared up for a major show of discontent against painful austerity cuts. Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images Buy Photo