It’s not unusual for protests and strikes to break out in Greece. Taking to the street to denounce the government, wars, and other events and organizations has been a frequent outlet for disgruntled Greeks for decades. But on Feb. 23, 2011, a 24-hour strike turned violent, and Athens literally erupted in flames.

Pictured: A motorcycle policeman is seen in flames as he tries to escape after a flaming gasoline bomb was thrown at him during riots in front of the parliament in Athens.

Greece: Up in Flames

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I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.