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In pictures: Greek riots

A youth throws a flare at riot police in Athens on 9 December 2008

There have been more violent scenes in the Greek capital, Athens, as riots triggered by the police shooting of a teenager continued for a fourth day.

Greek riot police protect parliament in Athens on 9 December 2008

Riot police clashed with protesters outside parliament, as a march to protest against the killing of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos turned violent.

Police arrest a teenager after the funeral in Athens on 9 December 2008

After the teenager's funeral in the south of the city, groups of youths threw stones at police and set rubbish bins on fire.

Police walk past a burning barricade in the city of Thessaloniki on 9 December 2008

Violence was reported elsewhere in the country. In the second city of Thessaloniki, police battled groups of young people after a demonstration.

A scorched historic building in Athens by daylight, 9 December

Hundreds of buildings have been damaged since the rioting began on Saturday and dozens of people have been arrested.

Christmas tree in central Athens burns, 8 December 2008

On Monday, protesters burned down the Christmas tree in Syntagma Square in the centre of Athens.

A slogan spray-painted in front of Greece's parliament reads: "A 15-year-old is dead. Cops, Pigs, Murderers." 9/12/2008

The country's top leaders have held emergency talks on the situation. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis said young people should not use the "tragic incident" as an excuse for violence.



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