Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and lawmakers from his New Democracy applaud after voting on the country's 2013 budget in Athens early Monday. Greek lawmakers approved the country's 2013 austerity budget, an essential step in Greece's efforts to persuade its international creditors to unblock a vital rescue loan installment without which the country will go bankrupt. Thanassis Stavrakis/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Thanassis Stavrakis/AP