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In pictures: Athens riots

Protester throwns missiles at police

There has been rioting in Athens after police shot dead a teenager. The violence was worst in Exarchia district, a regular scene of clashes between police and leftist groups.

Burning road block in Athens

Youths set up road blocks, threw petrol bombs, burned cars and smashed shop windows.

Burned car near National Technical University School of Athens

The scene around the National Technical University School of Athens resembled a war zone. Trouble also broke out in other Greek cities.

Smashed shop window in Athen

Riot police are guarding private property after shops were targeted by the protesters.

Burned shop dummy in Athens

A burned shop dummy lies in the road, adding a macabre element to the night's events.

Fire crews tackle blaze in Athens

Buildings and cars were set alight as youths went on the rampage in the city centre.

Fire crews outside shop

As morning came, emergency crews surveyed the aftermath.

Shop dummies and smashed window

Shop owners are left to pick up the pieces, possibly losing out on important Christmas trade.



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