Merkel Arrives in Athens Amid Security

- 2012-10-09T12:50:49Z

Photograph by Thanassis Stavrakis/Pool/AP Photo

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Athens ground to a halt today for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's first visit since the financial crisis began, with 7,000 officers deployed in the Greek capital to prevent violence at planned protests.

Left, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, right, and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel arrive at Maximos Mansion in Athens, on Oct. 9, 2012.