Police fences protect the Greek parliament in central Athens on Nov. 5, 2012, ahead of a 48-hour nationwide general strike. Greece is facing three days of escalating anti-austerity strikes, with state hospital doctors, taxi drivers, transport workers and journalists walking off the job. (Associated Press)

Photo by: Thanassis Stavrakis

Police fences protect the Greek parliament in central Athens on Nov. 5, 2012, ahead of a 48-hour nationwide general strike. Greece is facing three days of escalating anti-austerity strikes, with state hospital doctors, taxi drivers, transport workers and journalists walking off the job. (Associated Press)