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Olympics Leave a Glow on Athens, Greece

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Olympics Leave a Glow on Athens, Greece

Olympics Leave a Glow on Athens, Greece

Olympics Leave a Glow on Athens, Greece

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Facilities built for the Summer Games include a modern Agora (market place) at the Olympic complex. Sylvia Poggioli, NPR hide caption

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Facilities built for the Summer Games include a modern Agora (market place) at the Olympic complex. Sylvia Poggioli, NPR hide caption

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Cultural observers in Greece say that by staging a successful Olympics, the nation's identity has changed, making it less burdened by the past and more confident in its capabilities. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports.

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