First the shock wave hit Athens, then spread to other major cities in Europe. If one European Union member state was in financial difficulties, surely it could draw the others down with it. In the space of two years, the European Union produced three bailout plans for Greece and the country announced seven austerity plans. Demonstrators took to the streets, with some protests looking like scenes of civil war. Louisa Gouliamaki, Angelos Tzortzinis and Aris Messinis, Greek photographers in the Athens bureau, worked in relay, providing daily coverage of politics and social unrest in the country.
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