Pride and Joy

Photograph by Myrto Papadopoulos for TIME

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With a modern history full of political strife, the Greeks have learned how to express their opinions with conviction and brio. And they know how to have a good time while doing it. As the current focus of the European financial crisis, they feel they are the scapegoats for both the sins of a corrupt national government and the failure of an ill-conceived economic union.

Voters have protested by splitting Parliament into extreme left and right, leading to the rise of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, whose members have promised to disrupt...

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