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Protesters stand on January 12, 2013 next to a tree trunk, bearing a... News PhotoAthens - Greece,Community,Damaged,Environment,Finance,Greece,Greek Debt Crisis,Halkidiki,Horizontal,Investment,Label,Mining,North,Protest,Protestor,Standing,TreePhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPProtesters stand on January 12, 2013 next to a tree trunk, bearing a sticker reading 'No to gold,' in the center of Athens during a demonstration against a Canadian gold mining investment in the northern region of Halkidiki that is feared to be causing irreversible damage to the local environment. A number of citizens' groups, backed by the radical leftist party Syriza that is now the second largest group in parliament, have been trying to scupper the project since 2011, when the government allowed Hellenic Gold -- a subsidiary of Canadian firm Eldorado Gold -- to dig in the area. AFP PHOTO/ LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)