An Athens Stock Exchange employee adjusts electrical equipment ...
Dec 12th, 2011
(AP) - An Athens Stock Exchange employee adjusts electrical equipment as a TV screen shows the borrowing costs of Greece and other troubled European countries in Athens, on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. Greece on Monday started fresh negotiations with international debt inspectors on a second rescue loan package to keep the debt-crippled country solvent while easing its crushing debt burden. Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos told a press conference that the government must cut spending, but insisted there would be no new taxes. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris) -
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