Merkel Arrives in Athens Amid Security

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

Photograph by Aris Mesinis/AFP/Getty Images

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The visit comes with talks in Athens set to resume this week with the so-called troika of international inspectors on completing a package of pension and wage cuts that may allow the release of a 31 billion-euro ($40 billion) payment under the international rescue.

Left, riot police guard the area surrounding parliament, in Athens.