In Paris on Sunday, supporters of newly elected president Francois Hollande celebrated. Joel Saget /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Phyllis O'Toole joined an estimated 5,000 demonstrators in the streets of Dublin on Saturday (March 31, 2012). Shawn Pogatchnik/AP hide caption

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Historian and cookbook author Eleni Nikolaidou with her book Starvation Recipes. Recession-hit Greeks are fascinated with the book's World War II-era survival tips and recipes. Thanassis Stavrakis/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Britain Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte earlier today at the summit in Brussels. Eric Feferberg /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris today (Dec. 5, 2011). Lionel Bonaventure /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Thousands of protesters took part in a march against the government's proposed changes to public sector pensions in London today (Nov. 30, 2011). Oli Scarff/Getty Images hide caption

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Italy's premier-designate, Mario Monti, on Sunday in Rome. Pier Paolo Cito/AP hide caption

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After 'Frenetic' Weekend, Italy Rushes To Limit Financial Damage

In Italy, and in Greece, new leaders are trying to show they can tackle the nations' debt problems.

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Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou heads to a cabinet meeting in Athens earlier today (Nov. 3, 2011). Louisa Gouliamaki /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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