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Athens Uses Olympics to Fuel Civic Rebirth

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Athens Uses Olympics to Fuel Civic Rebirth

Athens Uses Olympics to Fuel Civic Rebirth

Athens Uses Olympics to Fuel Civic Rebirth

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This summer's Olympic Games are providing Athens with improved communications, better roads and a new subway. The Greek capital is trying to lose a reputation for pollution, traffic problems and a decaying infrastructure. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports.