Protesters are pushed back from the riot police as EU and IMF officials escorted out from the emergency exit of the Greek Finance Ministry after their meeting with the Greek Finance Minister in Athens on November 5, 2013. Mission chiefs from the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank on November 5 began a new round of talks with members of the debt-wracked Greek government. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS
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Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis (R) and Eurogroup President and Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem arrive to take part in a European economic and financial affairs (ECOFIN) meeting at the European Council in Brussels, on February 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand
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Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis gives a press conference on February 16, 2015 at the end of an Eurogroup finance ministers meeting at the European Council in Brussels. Eurozone ministers handed Greece an ultimatum to request an extension to its hated bailout program on February 16 after crunch talks collapsed, deepening a bitter stand-off that risks seeing Athens tumble out of the eurozone. Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Greece had the rest of the week to request an extension to the programme, which expires at the end of the month, challenging Athens to cave on a dearly held position. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND
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Members of the public take part in an anti-austerity demonstration in front of the parliament on February 11, 2015 in Athens, Greece. More than ten thousand people took to the streets of Athens in support of their new government, who are attempting to re-negotiate the terms of the country's bailout with EU finance ministers.
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A woman walks in front of campaign posters of Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in Athens, as the nation goes to the polls, on January 25, 2015. Greece votes today in a crucial general election that could bring the anti-austerity Syriza party to power and lead to a re-negotiation of the country's international bailout. AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINIS
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A homeless man sleeps in a doorway on the streets of Athens ahead of this weekend general election on January 21, 2015 in Athens, Greece. According to the latest opinion polls, the left-wing Syriza party are poised to defeat Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' conservative New Democracy party in the election, which will take place on Sunday. European leaders fear that Greece could abandon the Euro, write off some of its national debt and put an end to the country's austerity by renogotiating the terms of its bailout if the radical Syriza party comes to power. Greece's potential withdrawal from the eurozone has become known as the 'Grexit'.
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Shoppers during the first weekend of winter sales on January 17, 2015 in Athens, Greece. European leaders fear that Greece could abandon the Euro, write off some of it's national debt and put an end to the country's austerity by renogotiating the terms of it's bailout if radical left-wing Syriza party wins the forthcoming election on January 25.