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In pictures: Protests roil Greece and Spain
Demonstrators in the heavily indebted eurozone countries march against deep budget cuts and high unemployment.
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2012 14:00


LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images
A day-long general strike was called in Greece on September 26 as protests erupted against a new round of sweeping austerity cuts to be brought in next month to unlock bailout loans. Above, a view of the abandoned main Athens train station.


YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS
The ancient site of Hadrian's Library was closed to visitors during the general strike. Flights and trains were suspended, shops pulled down their shutters, and hospitals worked on emergency staff on Wednesday in Greece's first big anti-austerity strike since a coalition government took power in June.


LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images
The strike action brought the country to a standstill, disrupting flights, confining ferries to ports, halting train services and shutting down the Greek public sector, including museums.


Dimitri Messinis/AP
Union members affiliated with the Greek Communist party marched in front of the parliament against the measures, which would implement 11.5bn euros ($14.87bn) in spending cuts.


YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS
Athens' central Syntagma Square, directly in front of parliament, was jam-packed with demonstrators.


ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU/EPA
The Athens demonstrations at times turned violent: above, riot police found themselves engulfed in flames.


Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images
Anti-austerity protests roiled Spain, too: on September 25, demonstrators gathered in Madrid's Neptuno Square near the Spanish parliament.


SERGIO PEREZ/REUTERS
The Spanish government's 2013 budget will cut social services as the country teeters on the brink of a bailout. Above, riot police clashed with protesters close to Spain's parliament during a demonstration in Madrid.


ANDREA COMAS/REUTERS
Thousands of Spaniards angry at sky-high levels of unemployment - especially among young people - participated in the protests.



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Austerity protestshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Austerity-protestsen-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Wed, 26 Sep 2012 07:56:58 GMTWed, 26 Sep 2012 13:57:49 GMT http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Austerity-protests?image_id=00e4d7Mggz8d1

A day-long general strike was called in Greece on September 26 as protests erupted against a new round of sweeping austerity cuts to be brought in next month to unlock bailout loans. Above, a view of the abandoned main Athens train station.

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 08:14:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Austerity-protests?image_id=00e4d7Mggz8d1LOUISA GOULIAMAKIAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

A day-long general strike was called in Greece on September 26 as protests erupted against a new round of sweeping austerity cuts to be brought in next month to unlock bailout loans. Above, a view of the abandoned main Athens train station.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Austerity-protests?image_id=09TFaP32pl9sQ

The ancient site of Hadrian's Library was closed to visitors during the general strike. Flights and trains were suspended, shops pulled down their shutters, and hospitals worked on emergency staff on Wednesday in Greece's first big anti-austerity strike since a coalition government took power in June.

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 08:16:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Austerity-protests?image_id=09TFaP32pl9sQYANNIS BEHRAKISREUTERSReuters Pictures

The ancient site of Hadrian's Library was closed to visitors during the general strike. Flights and trains were suspended, shops pulled down their shutters, and hospitals worked on emergency staff on Wednesday in Greece's first big anti-austerity strike since a coalition government took power in June.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Austerity-protests?image_id=044m43L2Hsc0Y

The strike action brought the country to a standstill, disrupting flights, confining ferries to ports, halting train services and shutting down the Greek public sector, including museums.

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 08:19:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Austerity-protests?image_id=044m43L2Hsc0YLOUISA GOULIAMAKIAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

The strike action brought the country to a standstill, disrupting flights, confining ferries to ports, halting train services and shutting down the Greek public sector, including museums.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Austerity-protests?image_id=01fIc4E1X0aA1

Union members affiliated with the Greek Communist party marched in front of the parliament against the measures, which would implement 11.5bn euros ($14.87bn) in spending cuts.

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 09:36:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Austerity-protests?image_id=01fIc4E1X0aA1Dimitri MessinisAPAP Photo

Union members affiliated with the Greek Communist party marched in front of the parliament against the measures, which would implement 11.5bn euros ($14.87bn) in spending cuts.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Austerity-protests?image_id=05CebnWe9g4Zh

Athens' central Syntagma Square, directly in front of parliament, was jam-packed with demonstrators.

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 09:39:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Austerity-protests?image_id=05CebnWe9g4ZhYANNIS BEHRAKISREUTERSReuters Pictures

Athens' central Syntagma Square, directly in front of parliament, was jam-packed with demonstrators.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Austerity-protests?image_id=03bH6nk1VS3eT

The Athens demonstrations at times turned violent: above, riot police found themselves engulfed in flames.

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 12:23:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Austerity-protests?image_id=03bH6nk1VS3eTORESTIS PANAGIOTOUEPAEPA Images

The Athens demonstrations at times turned violent: above, riot police found themselves engulfed in flames.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Austerity-protests?image_id=04TO0ci3cb5TJ

Anti-austerity protests roiled Spain, too: on September 25, demonstrators gathered in Madrid's Neptuno Square near the Spanish parliament.

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 01:31:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Austerity-protests?image_id=04TO0ci3cb5TJPablo Blazquez DominguezGetty ImagesGetty Images

Anti-austerity protests roiled Spain, too: on September 25, demonstrators gathered in Madrid's Neptuno Square near the Spanish parliament.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Austerity-protests?image_id=0dOR9Xqb6qcHZ

The Spanish government's 2013 budget will cut social services as the country teeters on the brink of a bailout. Above, riot police clashed with protesters close to Spain's parliament during a demonstration in Madrid.

Tue, 25 Sep 2012 21:19:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Austerity-protests?image_id=0dOR9Xqb6qcHZSERGIO PEREZREUTERSReuters Pictures

The Spanish government's 2013 budget will cut social services as the country teeters on the brink of a bailout. Above, riot police clashed with protesters close to Spain's parliament during a demonstration in Madrid.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Austerity-protests?image_id=0c7e45wbwv08l

Thousands of Spaniards angry at sky-high levels of unemployment - especially among young people - participated in the protests.

Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:21:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Austerity-protests?image_id=0c7e45wbwv08lANDREA COMASREUTERSReuters Pictures

Thousands of Spaniards angry at sky-high levels of unemployment - especially among young people - participated in the protests.



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