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August 07, 2014
Blocks of marble inscribed with the names of cities that have hosted the modern Olympic Games are seen...
Athens, Greece
Blocks of marble inscribed with the names of cities that have hosted the modern Olympic Games are seen...
Blocks of marble inscribed with the names of cities that have hosted the modern Olympic Games are seen inside the Panathinaikon stadium in Athens July 29, 2014. The Panathinaikon stadium was the venue of the first modern Olympics in 1896 and was also used for the Archery and the finish of the Marathon run during the Athens 2004 Games. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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