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About 5,000 Greek pensioners marched peacefully through central Athens Thursday to protest years of cuts to their pensions under the country's bailout commitments. The protest came as lawmakers prepared to vote on the left-led government's bid to give pensioners a one-off Christmas bonus next week, to compensate for a holiday bonus scrapped by creditors. The promised handout has heightened tensions with creditors, who say the government should have sought clearance first. But protesting pensioners said Thursday the bonus was too small. [AP]

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