Article Photos: Greece passes 2013 austerity budget 7/9

  A picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel symbolically hangs from a gibbet in front of the Parliament, seen in background, in central Athens, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. The writing on the noose reads in Greek: 'Rascals'. Thousands of protesters converged peacefully on the Greek capital's main square outside the Parliament on Sunday evening, as lawmakers debated the 2013 budget, which includes pension and salary cuts demanded by the country's international creditors in order for them to approve the next vital batch of rescue loans. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)