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IN PHOTOS: Protests Turn Violent In Greece

Even before the Greek parliament voted to approve a new bailout deal that includes tough — and controversial — austerity measures, protesters took the streets in Athens.

The demonstrators carried signs and chanted slogans opposing the bailout deal. As the debate heated up in Parliament and the sun set on Greece's capital, the protests turned violent.

We'll let the pictures tell the story:

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Anti-austerity demonstrators shout slogans during a protest in central Athens on Wednesday. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faced a revolt in his left-wing party and workers' called for strikes ahead of a vote in Parliament.
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Anti-austerity demonstrators shout slogans during a protest in central Athens on Wednesday. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faced a revolt in his left-wing party and workers' called for strikes ahead of a vote in Parliament.

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos attends a session of Parliament in Athens, on Wednesday.
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Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos attends a session of Parliament in Athens, on Wednesday.

Protesters stand in front of thre Greek parliament in Athens during an anti-austerity protest on Wednesday.
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Protesters stand in front of thre Greek parliament in Athens during an anti-austerity protest on Wednesday.

An anti-austerity protester pushes away a tear gas canister thrown by riot police during clashes in Athens on Wednesday.
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An anti-austerity protester pushes away a tear gas canister thrown by riot police during clashes in Athens on Wednesday.

Riot police use their shields against petrol bombs lobbed by protesters during an anti-austerity protest on Thursday.
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Riot police use their shields against petrol bombs lobbed by protesters during an anti-austerity protest on Thursday.