A pedestrian passes closed shops and a poster that reads: "We Close, Thursday 18 October. No to the extinction of our businesses", as shopkeepers shut down for the 24-hour nationwide ge

 

              A pedestrian passes closed shops and a poster that reads: "We Close, Thursday 18 October. No to the extinction of our businesses", as shopkeepers shut down for the 24-hour nationwide ge
A pedestrian passes closed shops and a poster that reads: "We Close, Thursday 18 October. No to the extinction of our businesses", as shopkeepers shut down for the 24-hour nationwide general strike on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Labor unions in recession-hobbled Greece are holding another general strike against a new harsh austerity program, as European leaders beset by a deep debt crisis and economic stagnation gather for a summit meeting in Brussels. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)