Greece Cleans Up after Austerity Vote Riots

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Work crews swept up rubble from the streets of Athens Monday, following violent protests against the Greek parliament's approval of harsh new austerity measures to save the nation from bankruptcy.

At least 45 buildings were burned, including one of the capital's oldest cinemas, while dozens of stores and cafes were vandalized and looted.

More than 170 people were hurt during clashes with police, which also broke out in other cities across Greece.

Police arrested at least 74 people and detained more than 92 others. Police officers also helped firefighters gain access to several burning buildings when protesters tried to prevent them from reaching the buildings.

The Greek parliament approved drastic cuts, axing one in five civil service jobs over the next three years and slashing the minimum wage by more than a fifth.

The new bailout deal, which has not yet been finalized, will reduce the nation's debt by more than $132.5 billion.

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