Article Photos: Merkel gets a hostile reception on Greek visit 2/11

  The Greek and European Union flags wave above the Ministry of Finance as the illuminated temple of Parthenon is seen during the sunset in Athens on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 prior to a union anti-austerity rally a day before the visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The authorities are keen to prevent embarrassing riots. More than 7,000 police will be on security duty in the capital from early Tuesday, while public gatherings will be banned in much of the city center and on a 100-meter (yard) radius from the route her motorcade will follow. The ban will not affect the main protests, but will prevent demonstrators from reaching the German embassy, where a populist right wing party was planning a protest. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)