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Photos of the Day: Missing Metal in Greece

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:12am
The Associated Press

In this picture dated Nov. 3, 2012, African immigrants push a shopping cart loaded with scrap metal, near the village of Nea Philadelphia, in northern Greece. When Greece adopted the euro, it poured billions into modernizing its infrastructure, building spectacular bridges, highways, and a brand new rail transit network for Athens. Now, locked in recession and crushed by debt, Greeks are targeting many of those projects, gouging out the metal and selling it for scrap to feed ravenous demand driven by China and India. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

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Steel supports are missing from an abandoned army bridge at the village of Adendro, in northern Greece.
A man walks past an abandoned army bridge that has been targeted by metal robbers, at the village of Adendro, in northern Greece.
African immigrants push a shopping cart loaded with scrap metal, near the village of Nea Philadelphia, in northern Greece.
African immigrants push a shopping cart loaded with scrap metal, near the village of Nea Philadelphia, in northern Greece. When Greece adopted the euro, it poured billions into modernizing its infrastructure, building spectacular bridges, highways, and a brand new rail transit network for Athens. Now, locked in recession and crushed by debt, Greeks are targeting many of those projects, gouging out the metal and selling it for scrap to feed ravenous demand driven by China and India. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)
Steel supports are missing from an abandoned army bridge at the village of Adendro, in northern Greece.
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