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Violence as Greece faces tough terms

Updated 1236 GMT (2036 HKT) February 13, 2012
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People stand in a damaged building after it burned in central Athens on February 13. Greek lawmakers approved radical budget cuts to secure a 130 billion euro rescue package aimed at averting bankruptcy, after a day of street battles left dozens injured and Athens buildings ablaze. AFP/Getty Images
A riot police is engulfed by flames during clashes with protestors in Athens on February 12. Greek police used tear gas on petrol bomb-throwing protesters outside parliament where lawmakers were debating a new austerity plan aimed at staving off bankruptcy. AFP/Getty Images
A detailed view of the Bank of Greece sign is seen on its bulding during the demonstration against the new austerity measures in Syntagma Square on February 12 Getty Images
People are seen in the streets during the demonstration against the new austerity measures. AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators throw projectiles to riot police during violent protests in central Athens AFP/Getty Images
A demonstrator holds a traffic sign during clashes between protesters and riot police near the Greek parliament in Athens on February 12. AFP/Getty Images
Protesters clash with riot police near the Greek parliament in Athens AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators throw fire bombs to riot police during violent protests in central Athens. Thousands took the streets as the Greek parliament prepared to vote on a new and deeply unpopular EU/IMF austerity deal, to secure a 130 billion euro bailout, aimed at saving Greece from bankruptcy and what Prime Minister Lucas Papademos warned would be "uncontrollable economic chaos". AFP/Getty Images
Tear gas and smoke create an eerie, fog-like atmosphere as masked riot police stand guard. AFP/Getty Images
A protester shouts at a riot policeman during clashes. AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators throw fire bombs to riot police during violent protests in central Athens. Twenty-five protesters and 40 officers were injured in the clashes, which occurred throughout the city, police said. Getty Images
A fire engulfs a store during clashes between protesters and riot police near the Greek parliament in Athens AFP/Getty Images
A protester is arrested and taken away by riot police while a man in a wheelchair watches. AFP/Getty Images
Riot police detain a protester during a 48-hour general strike in Athens on February 10, 2012 in response to new austerity cuts. Greece needs the euro zone ministers to sign off on a new €130 billion ($172.6 billion) bailout deal.
A protester shouts slogans in front of the parliament during a demonstration in Athens on February 9, 2012. Greece's main unions called a 48-hour strike, the second this week, over new austerity cuts agreed by the country's coalition government in return for bailout loans. AFP/Getty Images
A Greek Presidential guard stands guard behind a Greek flag at the tomb of the Unknown soldier in front of the parliament during a demonstration in Athens AFP/Getty Images
Greek protesters threw stones and firebombs at riot police who responded with tear gas in Athens on February 10 as clashes erupted on the sidelines of a protest against new austerity cuts. AFP/Getty Images
Riot police clash with a demonstrator during the general strike in Athens on February 10, 2012. AFP/Getty Images
Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration in Athens on February 9, 2012. Euro area finance ministers want to see more cuts and austerity pledges from Greece AFP/Getty Images