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Obama tours the Acropolis Museum

US President Barack Obama toured the Museum of Acropolis after a visit to the Parthenon on Wednesday morning. In Acropolis Musuem Obama was wearing suit and a tie, while he went to  Acropolis in casual look. picture by US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt  #Acropolis Barack Obama is expected at the Stavros …

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Obama in Acropolis – Live Streaming – Pictures – Video

In his last day in Athens, US President Barack Obama is visiting Acropolis, one of his childhood dreams, as he recently said. Security measures are draconian, policemen stand in a 5-meter distance from each other, snipers have taken position on buildings roofs. However, the security measures could not hinder Athenians …

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Obama: “Greece has made progress but still way to be covered

“In Greece there is progress, but you have a long way ahead,” US President Barack Obama said during his conversation with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos in front of the cameras. Obama added that the United States stand by Greece and the Greek people. he made a special reference to the refugees …

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Greeks held silent protest with candles to demand “Return of the Parthenon Marbles”

This is not a snapshot from Epitaphios Vespers on Great Friday held in January. Neither is it a service held for the dead in the middle of the night. It is a snapshot from a protest gathering outside the Acropolis Museum on Sunday. Former TV-persona and now Marathonas mayor Ilias …

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Greek seniors ask Amal Alamuddin-Clooney to help with the Return of the Stolen Pensions

After a glamorously successful visit in Athens, Amal Alamuddin-Clooney is to board on a plane and leave behind the birthplace of civilization and the flashlights showers. Mrs Clooney’s 3-day visit was crowned with numerous lunches and dinners and meetings with the highest representatives of the political and business world. WOW …

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UPD Greek engineers warn: “Acropolis is crumbling!”

As if taxes wouldn’t cause enough crumbling in our pockets now a new disaster emerges on the horizon of the crisis-ridden country. Our beloved Acropolis, the Monument of Monuments, is crumbling! Engineers investigating the rockfall of last January found out that  part of the huge rock on which the Parthenon …

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2,500 children “embrace” the Acropolis and send message against racism

More than 2,500 children formed a human chain and embraced the Acropolis on Friday morning on the occasion of World Day Against Racism.”We embrace the Acropolis, we embrace Democracy, we embrace Humanity, we embrace the World” was the message sent by the children to the world. There were children from …

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The Guardian has a poll on return of Parthenon Marbles: “Are you with George Clooney?”

George Clooney’s recent statement supporting the return of the Parthenon marbles to Greece sparked a debate in Great Britain. The Guardian even started a public opinion survey with the title “Are you with him?” Is George Clooney correct? Should Britain return the Elgin marbles? While promoting his new film Monuments …

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Athens: Shop owner kicks accordion playing Roma girl

A moment of unprecedented racism right under the glory of the Acropolis. At Dionysioy Aeropagitoy Street. A street full of tourists, street vendors and musicians. A young Roma girl is playing the accordion. She must be six or seven years old. Tourists pass by and drop half a euro or …

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Acropolis ranked second most beautiful world heritage site

The Acropolis of Athens, the ancient tempel of great architectural and historic significance, has ranked second on a list of 25 most beautiful world heritage sites with outstanding universal value. Here is the story by CNN: “You heard of the two guys who recently opted in to a two-year, $1.5 …

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