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Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, right, speaks with Greece's Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras during a vote on a privatization bill at the Greek parliament in Athens, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Greek lawmakers are to vote Wednesday on a privatization bill that will be the first major test for the country's troubled governing coalition, while journalists have walked off the job at the start of rolling 24-hour strikes to protest austerity plans that will affect their healthcare funds. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Photo by: Thanassis Stavrakis
Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, right, speaks with Greece's Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras during a vote on a privatization bill at the Greek parliament in Athens, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Greek lawmakers are to vote Wednesday on a privatization bill that will be the first major test for the country's troubled governing coalition, while journalists have walked off the job at the start of rolling 24-hour strikes to protest austerity plans that will affect their healthcare funds. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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