Greek referendum - in pictures

 

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The European Union held out the chance of a fresh dialogue with Athens in the wake of crushing victory of the Greek government in referendum on a bailout package, with officials in Brussels and elsewhere indicating they were still willing to discuss new bailout terms.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to meet French President Francois Hollande in Paris to discuss the situation, with sources suggesting an emergency EU summit could be held in Brussels.

Already there are reports that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had spoken with several European leaders, including Mr Hollande and European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi.

Take a look at the leatest images from Greece:

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Tourists walk past posters with slogans that read “OXI“ (NO) and “NAI“ (YES) ahead of the referendum in Athens

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Opposition parties to Syriza, including the centre-right New Democracy, are campaigning for a ‘Yes’ vote in the referendum

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Protesters on both sides of the argument ('No' pictured here) have rallied in Athens

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been branded reckless and a feckless liar by EU leaders

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According to polls which surveyed some 1000 people across the country, 41.5 percent of Greeks would support the new bailout measures to avoid an exit from the Eurozone

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The Greek and EU flags flutter in front of the ancient Acropolis hill in Athens. The Greek people have been called upon to show “calm and national unity”

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses a crowd of 25,000 'No' supporters in Athens' Syntagma Square

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Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gave a televised address to the nation ahead of the vote

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Protesters march holding a torn European Union flag during a demonstration for the 'NO' campaign in Thessaloniki

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Greek Finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has pledged to resign if his country votes “yes” to the bailout plan

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Pensioner wait to get their pensions outside a National Bank of Greece branch in central Athens

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Protesters attend an anti-austerity pro-government rally in front of the parliament building

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The possibility of Greece leaving the Eurozone is increasing by the day

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An elderly man waits to receive his pension outside the closed National Bank of Greece headquarters in Athens

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People stand in a queue to use an ATM outside a closed bank in Athens

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A banner supporting the NO vote in the upcoming referendum hangs from the offices of the Greek Finance Ministry

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Greeks will be asked whether they accept the austerity terms demanded by the country's creditors

 

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