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Demonstrators protest outside the parliament in Athens against the... News PhotoAngela Merkel,Athens - Greece,Conflict,Government,Greece,Horizontal,National Flag,Parliament Building,Protest,Protestor,VisitPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPDemonstrators protest outside the parliament in Athens against the visit of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on October 9, 2012. Athens went into security lockdown for a landmark visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, an austerity hate figure in Greece whose arrival will be greeted by union and opposition party protests. Thousands of police fanned out across the capital, creating a large safety zone for Merkel's meetings with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and President Carolos Papoulias in which all gatherings and protests have been banned. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)