A Christmas tree is lit during a lighting ceremony at central Syntagma square in Athens

 
A Christmas tree is lit during a lighting ceremony at central Syntagma square in Athens
A Christmas tree is lit during a lighting ceremony at central Syntagma square in Athens December 16, 2008. The previous tree was torched during last week's violence, which was triggered by the police killing of a teenager and fuelled by public discontent at scandals and a slowing economy. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis (GREECE)