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Athens’s identity crisis

All eyes are on Athens this week—but the Greeks don't seem to know what they want.

By Tomas Hirst  

The cab from the airport to the centre of Athens feels almost like travelling through an alien world. Though the landscape is at times breathtaking, it was hard to shake a sense of unease as roadside billboards passed by the window.

Not that billboards are themselves unusual. What marked these out was that each and every one was either ragged…

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