Greeks snatch urban metal to get through crisis

Associated Press
Greeks snatch urban metal to get through crisis

In this picture dated Nov. 3, 2012, a man walks past an abandoned army bridge that has been targeted by metal robbers, at the village of Adendro, in northern Greece. When Greece adopted the euro, it poured billions into modernizing its infrastructure, building spectacular bridges, highways, and a brand new rail transit network for Athens. Now, locked in recession and crushed by debt, Greeks are targeting many of those projects, gouging out the metal and selling it for scrap to feed ravenous demand driven by China and India. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

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