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Day of violent protests in Athens

Greece is "on the brink of the abyss", President Karolos Papoulias has warned, following a day of violence during which protesters set fire to a bank, killing three employees.

The general strike is the third to hit Greece in as many months.

The protest became violent, with petrol bombs thrown at police who responded with pepper spray and tear gas.

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