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Greek austerity cuts threaten arts

Financial crisis is having a crippling impact on the heritage of the culture rich country.

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Although Greece is one of the European Union's poorest countries, culturally it is one of the richest.

But the country's debt crisis is having a crippling impact on the arts.

The cash-strapped Ministry of Culture has cut funds to major culture centres.

Al Jazeera's John Psaropoulos reports from Athens.

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