Greece hit by general strike over state job cuts | July 16, 2013

1. Member of pro-communist union PAME take part in an anti-austerity rally during a 24-hour general strike in Athens. (Petros Giannakouris/AP)

2. A protester holds a banner featuring a man hanging from a Euro logo as he marches to the Greek Parliament during a protest in Athens. (Kostas Tsironis/AP)

3. Municipal police members demonstrate during a general strike in Athens. (Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images)

4. A woman holds a banner reading “We are Humans - Not Numbers”, during a protest in Athens. (Kostas Tsironis/AP)

5. Seen through another banner, lawmakers from the left wing Syriza party hold up a banner reading ” Fire the Government - No to the lay offs to the Public and Private Sector” outside the Greek parliament, in Athens. (Kostas Tsironis/AP)

6. A cleaning worker walks in the empty central train station during a 24-hour strike in Athens. (Kostas Tsironis/AP)

7. Protesters rest in front of the headquarters of Greece’s central Bank during a protest in Athens. (Kostas Tsironis/AP)

8. A protestor shouts a slogan in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens. (Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images)

9. Tourists take photographs from the top of a tourist bus, of protesters taking part in an anti- austerity rally (not seen in the picture) outside the Greek parliament in central Athens. (Petros Giannakouris/AP)