Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (L) and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a meeting at the Maximos mansion in Athens

 
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Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (L) and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a meeting at the Maximos mansion in Athens, October 9, 2012. Merkel makes her first visit to Greece since the eurozone crisis began here three years ago. Her five-hour stop is seen by the government as a historic boost for the country's future in Europe's shared currency, but by protesters as a harbinger of more austerity and hardship. REUTERS/Thanassis Stavrakis