High school students protesting austerity measures clash with riot police in front of the Greek Parliament on Monday. Also Monday, the Greek government announced that it would not meet its targets for reducing the budget deficit.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou speak during talks Tuesday in Berlin. Germany's lower house of parliament voted 523-85 to bolster the European bailout fund, which is designed to help Greece and other troubled countries. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks in Brussels on Sept. 5. Rasmussen calls NATO's operation in Libya a success that could serve as a model in the future. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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Police forensic officers work at the scene where three people were killed after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday in the Winson Green area of Birmingham, England. Jeff J Mitchell/Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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A piece of street art known as "Tantawi's underwear" mocks Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, who heads the ruling transitional military council.   hide caption

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Egyptians who fled fighting in Libya carry their belongings at the Egyptian-Libyan border in Salloum, Egypt. The International Organization for Migration estimates that more than 105,000 Egyptians have returned from Libya. Hussein Malla/AP hide caption

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Protesters in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, demand the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh on June 17. Some Yemen watchers argue that current U.S. policy in the country may create sympathy with al-Qaida where none existed before. Hani Mohammed/AP hide caption

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A man holds a placard protesting military trials at a demonstration in front of a building where the high military council met with youth groups on June 1. Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A woman fills her tank with E10 gasoline in Berlin on March 4. Delivery of the fuel, which is a blend of gasoline and 10 percent ethanol, has stopped because consumers are not buying enough of it. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Ursula von der Leyen, the German labor minister, says voluntary gender quotas set by companies won't be sufficient. "I want to see concrete figures and results from the DAX top 30 post-haste. Otherwise we will start negotiating with legal measures," she says. Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Workers assemble Volkswagen Golf 6 cars at the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen and other German automakers are among those driving Germany's economic boom. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a reception for NATO foreign ministers in Berlin on April 14. Germany has drawn criticism at home and abroad for its decision to not participate in the NATO airstrikes against the forces of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Berthold Stadler/AP hide caption

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Libyan rebels patrol near the airport at al-Ghiran, close to the key port city of Misrata, on April 30. Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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NATO's secretary-general said this week that the alliance needs more strike aircraft like this Norwegian F-16 fighter, shown taking off from Bodoe, Norway, on March 21, for the operation in Libya. Trond Hoeyvik/Royal Norwegian Air Force/AP hide caption

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