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Ghost Factories Of Greece - 12 May 2105
As Athens faces growing pressure to reach agreement with lenders to avoid financial chaos, an angry Greek public feels the pain of cuts following a six-year recession, with unemployment more than double the euro zone average. A 2,500 km trip from Athens to northeastern Greece and back via the Peloponnese region in the south shows the remnants of a once-flourishing Greek industry, which has suffered a 30 percent drop in production from its peak. Abandoned factories, previously making goods from timber to textiles and cooking oil, are often looted, adding to the scenes of desolation.
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May 12, 2015
The entrance of a deserted marble factory, which closed in 2006, is seen near the town of Larissa in...
LARISSA, Greece
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The entrance of a deserted marble factory, which closed in 2006, is seen near the town of Larissa in Thessaly region, Greece April 22, 2015. As Athens faces growing pressure to reach agreement with lenders to avoid financial chaos, an angry Greek public feels the pain of cuts following a six-year recession, with unemployment more than double the euro zone average. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
An accounting book lies on the floor of the management offices of a deserted marble factory that closed...
LARISSA, Greece
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An accounting book lies on the floor of the management offices of a deserted marble factory that closed in 2006 near the town of Larissa in Thessaly region, Greece April 22, 2015. A 2,500 km trip from Athens to northeastern Greece and back via the Peloponnese region in the south shows the remnants of a once-flourishing Greek industry, which has suffered a 30 percent drop in production from its peak. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
A broken marble sign that reads "Accountant's Office" lies on the floor of a deserted marble factory...
LARISSA, Greece
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A broken marble sign that reads "Accountant's Office" lies on the floor of a deserted marble factory that closed in 2006 near the town of Larissa in Thessaly region, Greece April 22, 2015. Abandoned factories, previously making goods from timber to textiles and cooking oil, are often looted, adding to the scenes of desolation. REUTERS/Yannis
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May 12, 2015
A deserted textile factory that closed in 1995 is seen near the town of Larissa in Thessaly region, Greece...
LARISSA, Greece
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A deserted textile factory that closed in 1995 is seen near the town of Larissa in Thessaly region, Greece April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
Graffiti is seen inside a manager's office at a deserted textile factory that closed in 1995 near the...
LARISSA, Greece
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Graffiti is seen inside a manager's office at a deserted textile factory that closed in 1995 near the town of Larissa in Thessaly region, Greece April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
The rusty gate of a deserted textile factory that closed in 1995 is seen near the town of Larissa in...
LARISSA, Greece
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The rusty gate of a deserted textile factory that closed in 1995 is seen near the town of Larissa in Thessaly region, Greece April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
Graffiti is painted on the walls of a deserted textile factory that closed in 1995 near the town of Larissa...
LARISSA, Greece
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Graffiti is painted on the walls of a deserted textile factory that closed in 1995 near the town of Larissa in Thessaly region, Greece April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
The interior of a deserted textile factory that closed in 1995 is seen near the town of Larissa in Thessaly...
LARISSA, Greece
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The interior of a deserted textile factory that closed in 1995 is seen near the town of Larissa in Thessaly region, Greece April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
The shadow of a man is cast on a wall in the basement of a deserted textile factory that closed in 1995...
LARISSA, Greece
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The shadow of a man is cast on a wall in the basement of a deserted textile factory that closed in 1995 near the town of Larissa in Thessaly region, Greece April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
Poppies are seen near a deserted metal construction close to the town of Larissa in Thessaly region,...
LARISSA, Greece
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Poppies are seen near a deserted metal construction close to the town of Larissa in Thessaly region, Greece April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
Deserted grain silos are seen in front of the snowcapped Mount Olympus near the town of Larissa in Thessaly...
LARISSA, Greece
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Deserted grain silos are seen in front of the snowcapped Mount Olympus near the town of Larissa in Thessaly region, Greece April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
The offices of a cotton spinning factory that closed in 2000 are seen in the town of Larissa in Thessaly...
LARISSA, Greece
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The offices of a cotton spinning factory that closed in 2000 are seen in the town of Larissa in Thessaly region, Greece April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
A deserted industrial building, part of the local customs bureau, is seen in front of the snowcapped...
LARISSA, Greece
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A deserted industrial building, part of the local customs bureau, is seen in front of the snowcapped Mount Olympus near the town of Larissa in Thessaly region, Greece April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
Boxes of cotton thread are seen inside a cotton spinning factory that closed in 2000 in the town of Larissa...
LARISSA, Greece
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Boxes of cotton thread are seen inside a cotton spinning factory that closed in 2000 in the town of Larissa in Thessaly region, Greece April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
A calendar from the year 2000 is seen next to a destroyed electricity panel inside a cotton spinning...
LARISSA, Greece
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A calendar from the year 2000 is seen next to a destroyed electricity panel inside a cotton spinning factory in the town of Larissa in Thessaly region, Greece April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
A deserted factory stands in the industrial zone of the town of Thebes in Sterea Hellas region, Greece...
THEBES, Greece
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A deserted factory stands in the industrial zone of the town of Thebes in Sterea Hellas region, Greece April 25, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
A view shows the Izola factory in the town of Thebes in Sterea Hellas region, Greece April 25, 2015....
THEBES, Greece
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A view shows the Izola factory in the town of Thebes in Sterea Hellas region, Greece April 25, 2015. Izola, a manufacturer of home appliances in Greece was founded in 1930 and closed in 1986. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
A destroyed sign on a closed textile factory that closed in 2003 is seen in the town of Thebes in Sterea...
THEBES, Greece
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A destroyed sign on a closed textile factory that closed in 2003 is seen in the town of Thebes in Sterea Hellas region, Greece April 25, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
A deserted factory is seen in the industrial zone of the town of Thebes in Sterea Hellas region, Greece...
THEBES, Greece
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A deserted factory is seen in the industrial zone of the town of Thebes in Sterea Hellas region, Greece April 25, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
A chair is seen in a food factory that closed in 2009 near the town of Xanthi in Thrace region, Greece...
Xanthi, Greece
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A chair is seen in a food factory that closed in 2009 near the town of Xanthi in Thrace region, Greece April 24, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
Part of a food factory that closed in 2009 is seen near the town of Xanthi in Thrace region, Greece April...
Xanthi, Greece
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Part of a food factory that closed in 2009 is seen near the town of Xanthi in Thrace region, Greece April 24, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
Graffiti is seen inside a deserted dry nut factory that closed in 1995 near the town of Xanthi in Thrace...
Xanthi, Greece
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Graffiti is seen inside a deserted dry nut factory that closed in 1995 near the town of Xanthi in Thrace region, Greece April 24, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
File cabinets and documents are seen in a deserted dry nut factory that closed in 1995 near the town...
Xanthi, Greece
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File cabinets and documents are seen in a deserted dry nut factory that closed in 1995 near the town of Xanthi in Thrace region, Greece April 24, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
Bond documents in Drachma currency dated October 25, 1985 are seen on top of sunflower seeds in a deserted...
Xanthi, Greece
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Bond documents in Drachma currency dated October 25, 1985 are seen on top of sunflower seeds in a deserted dry nut factory that closed in 1995 near the town of Xanthi in Thrace region, Greece April 24, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
The sign of a plastic tube factory that closed in 2011 is seen near the town of Kavala in Thrace region,...
Kavala, Greece
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The sign of a plastic tube factory that closed in 2011 is seen near the town of Kavala in Thrace region, Greece April 25, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
Graffiti is seen inside a deserted fruit packing factory that closed in the late 1990s near the town...
Xanthi, Greece
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Graffiti is seen inside a deserted fruit packing factory that closed in the late 1990s near the town of Xanthi in Thrace region, Greece April 25, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
A box is seen on the floor of a deserted fruit packing factory that closed in the late 1990s near the...
Xanthi, Greece
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A box is seen on the floor of a deserted fruit packing factory that closed in the late 1990s near the town of Xanthi in Thrace region, Greece April 25, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
The remains of roof lighting is seen inside a deserted fruit packing factory that closed in the late...
Xanthi, Greece
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The remains of roof lighting is seen inside a deserted fruit packing factory that closed in the late 1990s near the town of Xanthi in Thrace region, Greece April 25, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
A wild plant grows inside a deserted insulation factory that closed in the 1980s near the town of Xanthi...
Xanthi, Greece
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A wild plant grows inside a deserted insulation factory that closed in the 1980s near the town of Xanthi in Thrace region, Greece April 25, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
A first aid box hangs off a wall at a deserted wood factory that closed in 2007 in the town of Thessaloniki...
Thessaloniki, Greece
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A first aid box hangs off a wall at a deserted wood factory that closed in 2007 in the town of Thessaloniki in central Macedonia region, Greece April 23, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
A deserted wood factory that closed in 2007 is seen in the town of Thessaloniki in central Macedonia...
Thessaloniki, Greece
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A deserted wood factory that closed in 2007 is seen in the town of Thessaloniki in central Macedonia region, Greece April 23, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
A Christmas tree is seen on the floor of a logistics and international transportation company that closed...
Thessaloniki, Greece
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A Christmas tree is seen on the floor of a logistics and international transportation company that closed in 2012 in the town of Thessaloniki in central Macedonia region, Greece April 23, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
A safe is seen inside an office at a logistics and international transportation company that closed in...
Thessaloniki, Greece
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A safe is seen inside an office at a logistics and international transportation company that closed in 2012 in the town of Thessaloniki in central Macedonia region, Greece April 23, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
A steel factory that closed in 2013 is seen in the town of Thessaloniki in central Macedonia region,...
Thessaloniki, Greece
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A steel factory that closed in 2013 is seen in the town of Thessaloniki in central Macedonia region, Greece April 23, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
A Goodyear tyre factory that closed in 1996 is seen in the Sindos industrial zone of the town of Thessaloniki...
Thessaloniki, Greece
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A Goodyear tyre factory that closed in 1996 is seen in the Sindos industrial zone of the town of Thessaloniki in central Macedonia region, Greece April 23, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
A metal factory with a collapsed roof is seen in the Sindos industrial zone of the town of Thessaloniki...
Thessaloniki, Greece
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A metal factory with a collapsed roof is seen in the Sindos industrial zone of the town of Thessaloniki in central Macedonia region, Greece April 23, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
A deserted factory that closed in the early 1990s is seen in the Sindos industrial zone of the town of...
Thessaloniki, Greece
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A deserted factory that closed in the early 1990s is seen in the Sindos industrial zone of the town of Thessaloniki in central Macedonia region, Greece April 23, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
A water bill is placed at the gate of a clothes factory that closed in 2013 in the Sindos industrial...
Thessaloniki, Greece
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A water bill is placed at the gate of a clothes factory that closed in 2013 in the Sindos industrial zone of the town of Thessaloniki in central Macedonia region, Greece April 23, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
EUROZONE-GREECE
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May 12, 2015
A deserted factory that closed in the early 1990s is seen in the Sindos industrial zone of the town of...
Thessaloniki, Greece
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A deserted factory that closed in the early 1990s is seen in the Sindos industrial zone of the town of Thessaloniki in central Macedonia region, Greece April 23, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
EUROZONE-GREECE
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May 12, 2015
A destroyed silo is seen in a deserted cooking oil factory that closed in 1996 in the town of Elefsina...
ELEFSINA, Greece
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A destroyed silo is seen in a deserted cooking oil factory that closed in 1996 in the town of Elefsina in Sterea Hellas region, Greece April 28, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
An old photograph of the factory is seen in a deserted cooking oil factory that closed in 1996 in the...
ELEFSINA, Greece
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An old photograph of the factory is seen in a deserted cooking oil factory that closed in 1996 in the town of Elefsina in Sterea Hellas region, Greece April 28, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
EUROZONE-GREECE
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May 12, 2015
A punch clock is seen at the entrance of a deserted cooking oil factory that closed in 1996 in the town...
ELEFSINA, Greece
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A punch clock is seen at the entrance of a deserted cooking oil factory that closed in 1996 in the town of Elefsina in Sterea Hellas region, Greece April 28, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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May 12, 2015
A Greek flag is draped over the gate of a deserted cooking oil factory that closed in 1996 in the town...
ELEFSINA, Greece
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A Greek flag is draped over the gate of a deserted cooking oil factory that closed in 1996 in the town of Elefsina in Sterea Hellas region, Greece April 28, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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