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Young girl puts money…

A young girl puts money in a collection box in central Athens’s Syntagma Square, while tinned food is stockpiled as part of a relief effort for the victims of the tsunami disaster in southern Asia. Various Greek broadcasters organized a media marathon yesterday to help raise more cash for the cause and, by last night, almost 7 million euros had been collected. This included contributions from the general public, private firms and public bodies such as Parliament, which donated 50,000 euros from its budget, as did the City of Athens.