Senior citizens rest at a square in Seixal village

 
Senior citizens rest at a square in Seixal village
Senior citizens rest at a square in Seixal village, on the outskirts of Lisbon May 12, 2011. Portugal had resisted a bailout for months, mindful of the hardship and popular resentment when it called in the IMF in the 1970s as the country emerged from decades of authoritarian rule. But after a government collapse in March, soaring borrowing costs forced Portugal to seek financial aid, becoming the third euro zone member to do so after Greece and Ireland. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro (PORTUGAL - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)