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In pictures: Athens march

Trades unionists march through Athens on 10 December

A march has been held in the Greek capital Athens as part of a general strike over the government's economic policies. Police feared a continuation of riots over the shooting of a teenager on Saturday.

Protesters clash with police during the general strike in Athens, 10 December 2008

Trades unions refused a request from the government to call off the march, which had been scheduled to be held before the riots erupted.

A protester throws a rock at police outside parliament

Some youths confronted police on Wednesday, throwing stones, bottles and petrol bombs.

Police amid smoke in Athens during the general strike

Police fired tear gas to repel the youths. The estimated cost of damage to businesses in Athens from the ongoing violence stands at 1bn euros ($1.3bn, 874m).

A riot policeman in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki on 10 December

As police battled on the streets, Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis promised to restore order, and announced measures to compensate businesses that have suffered.

Mourners lay flowers on the grave of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos on 10 December

Meanwhile, mourners laid flowers on the grave of the teenager, 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos. Two policemen have been charged over his death.

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