Labor protests in Greece

Protesters clash with riot police outside the Labor Ministry in Athens, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Protesters from a Communist-back labor union forced their way into a government building and clashed with police who used tear gas to expel them. Members of the union are protesting planned reforms to the country's pension and income contribution system — part of ongoing austerity cuts demanded by Greece's euro partners and the International Monetary Fund who are keeping the country afloat with emergency loans. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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Greek train and ferry services stopped and hospital staffing was cut to a minimum on Jan. 31 as transport workers and doctors protested against spending cuts imposed to meet the country's bailout terms.

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