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Photographer: Angelos Tzortzinis/Bloomberg

Athens: A Canvas for Austerity-Themed Street Art

As world leaders struggle to keep Greece in the euro, artists are taking to the streets to express their own view of how the crisis should play out. Behind the protests and strikes emerges a picture of a nation grappling with its relationship with the rest of Europe. Here, a common theme: that of a nation ready to break away.

'Death of Euros' by French street artist 'Goin'.

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A wall in Athens, painted with graffiti depicting Greece as a clown.

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A piece by Greek street artist 'Bleeps'.

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A mural titled 'Athena vs Europa, Resist vs Submit' by French street artist 'Goin', in Athens.

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