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In Pics: Greeks Strike To Mark Train Crash Anniversary

Thousands of protesting Greek workers and students marched through central Athens on Wednesday to commemorate the anniversary of the country's deadliest train tragedy, demanding justice and higher wages. A year ago, a passenger train from Athens to the northern city of Thessaloniki crashed head-on with a goods train, killing 57 people and sparking widespread demonstrations against what many saw as decades of negligence in the rail system.

Greece Strike | Photo: AP/Michael Varaklas

A protester holds a smoke flare during a rally in Athens, Greece. Widespread strikes in Greece disrupted transport services Wednesday, halting ferries and trains, in protests timed to coincide with the anniversary of a deadly rail crash a year ago.

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An aerial view of the wagons and other parts recovered from a train wreck, near Larissa city, central Greece. Greece's deadliest rail disaster killed 57 people when a passenger train slammed into an oncoming cargo train. The tragedy shocked the country, with many of the victims being university students.

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Greece Strike | Photo: AP/Michael Varaklas
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Protesters shout slogans during a rally in Athens, Greece.

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Greece Strike | Photo: AP/Michael Varaklas
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Tourists take a photo of the announcement of a strike outside the Syntagma metro station in central Athens, Greece.

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The main train station is closed during a strike in Athens, Greece.

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Ferries are docked during a strike at the port of Piraeus near Athens.

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Ferries are docked during a strike at the port of Piraeus near Athens.

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Two men sit on a bench as the ferries are docked at the port of Piraeus near Athens, during a strike.

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