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PHOTO GALLERY: General strike in Greece against austerity measures




Protesters march during a 24-hour general strike in Athens November 27, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Protesters march during a 24-hour general strike in Athens November 27, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Unionists affiliated to the Communist party march during a 24-hour nationwide general strike, in Athens, Thursday Nov. 27, 2014 (Photo: AP)

Unionists affiliated to the Communist party shout slogans as they march during a 24-hour nationwide general strike, in Athens, Thursday Nov. 27, 2014 (Photo: AP)

A fisherman stands in front of docked ships at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, during a 24-hour nationwide general strike, Thursday Nov. 27 2014 (Photo: AP)

An employee walks in front of empty check-in counters during a 24-hour nationwide general strike at Eleftherios Venizelos airport in Spata, near Athens, Thursday Nov. 27, 2014 (Photo: AP)

Passengers check their maps under arrival flight information boards during a 24-hour nationwide general strike at Eleftherios Venizelos airport in Spata, near Athens, Thursday Nov. 27 2014 (Photo: AP)

A passenger rests on her luggage during a 24-hour nationwide general strike at Eleftherios Venizelos airport in Spata, near Athens, Thursday Nov. 27, 2014 (Photo: AP)

A people crosses a bridge over empty rail tracks in central train station during a 24-hour nationwide general strike, in Athens, Thursday Nov. 27 2014 (Photo: AP)

Greek labour unions staged the 24-hour strike on Thursday that cancelled hundreds of flights, shut public offices and severely disrupted local transport, in the first major industrial action to cripple the austerity-weary country in months