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Monday, October 8, 2012

Athens police plan crackdown ahead of Merkel visit

A pensioner shouts slogans during an anti-austerity protest in front of the EU headquarters in Athens on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. The 17 eurozone ministers will look Monday at Greece's budget proposals. They will hear from the troika — the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund — about its negotiations with the Greek government. No final troika report will be submitted, so no decision on a new payout of aid will be made.(AP Photo)Greek police have increased security and are preparing to close down large sections of the capital Athens to contain protests against Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel, who is visiting the city Tuesday for talks with the country's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.