PHOTO GALLERY: Anti-austerity protests in Athens

Members of pro-communist union PAME gather during a protest in Athens (AP)
Protester kicks back a tear gas canister at riot police (AP)
Protesters gather during a demonstration in Athens (AP)
Anti-austerity protesters march through Athens' central Syntagma square (Reuters)
Riot police run by closed shops after protesters threw a petrol bomb (Reuters)
Masked protesters throw rocks at policemen following an anti-austerity march (Reuters)
Demonstrators march during an anti-austerity rally in central Athens (Reuters)
A man cycles past a closed bank in central Athens (Reuters)
Protesters with placards reading 'Merit' and 'Firing' (AP)
Riot police stand behind smoke from tear gas (AP)