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Banks Finally Open in Greece

Banks in cash-strapped Greece opened Monday for the first time in three weeks, however, restrictions on cash transfers abroad will remain in place.
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The first customers, most of them pensioners, stand in a queue to enter a branch at National Bank of Greece headquarters in Athens, July 20, 2015.
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The first customers, most of them pensioners, stand in a queue to enter a branch at National Bank of Greece headquarters in Athens, July 20, 2015.

Many goods and services become more expensive on Monday as a result of a rise in Value Added Tax approved by Parliament last week. Pictured here, an employee of a supermarket replaces the prices with the new Value Added Tax (VAT) in Athens, July 20, 2015.
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Many goods and services become more expensive on Monday as a result of a rise in Value Added Tax approved by Parliament last week. Pictured here, an employee of a supermarket replaces the prices with the new Value Added Tax (VAT) in Athens, July 20, 2015.

A man exits a butcher shop at the main food market in central Athens, July 20, 2015.
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A man exits a butcher shop at the main food market in central Athens, July 20, 2015.

People sit outside a coffee shop in central Athens, July 20, 2015.
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People sit outside a coffee shop in central Athens, July 20, 2015.

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