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Photos: Greece in revolt

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These voting baby dolls sit before a photograph of the Greek parliament.

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Milos Bicanski

ATHENS, Greece — For more than a year, strikes have rocked Athens, as unemployed youth join outraged workers to riot against their government. On the streets, they mingle with ordinary Greeks, who walk among the protesters to see what it's all about. The demonstrations have been marked with imagery that evokes past social movements, as well as new art unique to the troubles sparked by the global financial crisis.

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    These provocative banners in Athens, Greece transpose the yellow stars of the European Union flag onto a swastika (left) and joke that Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou is the International Monetary Fund's "employee of the year." Greece accepted and EU/IMF bailout last year and is poised to need another one to stay solvent.

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    Milos Bicanski

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    Caricatures of Greek and international leaders, being told "Go away forever!"

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    Milos Bicanski

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    Imagery from the film "V for Vendetta," which is about the fight against a fascist state.

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    Milos Bicanski

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    These voting baby dolls sit before a photograph of the Greek parliament.

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    Milos Bicanski

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    Posters appeal to both a Greek and an international audience.

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    Milos Bicanski

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    The public doesn't like tax-dodgers, either.

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    Milos Bicanski

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    This banner accuses Greek officials of cooperating with the CIA.

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    Milos Bicanski

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    The writing on the frame holding the nooses decries politicians' "empty heads."

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    Milos Bicanski

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    Banners with statements including, ""Your memorandums are memorials for the people — Unemployed workers" and "Greek and EU politicians how many billion euro do you think you can steel from us." The helicopter is a symbol saying Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou should escape from Greece.

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    Milos Bicanski