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CHILD HUNGER

Hundreds join fund-raising rally Athenians hold a banner aloft while walking along Dionysiou Areopagitou Street during yesterday’s march organized by the United Nations’ World Food Program to raise money for an estimated 300 million starving children all over the world. Hundreds of Athenians, including children, took part in the march, which started at the Acropolis metro station and culminated at Zappeion Hall. Similar marches took place yesterday in around 275 other cities around the world. Discarded embryo An embalmed human embryo, complete with umbilical cord, was discovered in a garbage dumpster in the Athenian district of Goudi, police said yesterday. The embryo, which had been discarded along with hospital refuse, had apparently served as a research aid for doctors, according to a coroner. It was unclear from which hospital the embryo had been removed. Salonica riots A group of Thessaloniki youths hurled Molotov cocktail bombs, sticks and stones at the entrance to the city’s Helexpo complex early yesterday, causing widespread damage. The youths, who earlier had attended a concert at the nearby Aristotle University, managed to elude arrest. No injuries were reported. Austrian visit President Karolos Papoulias yesterday arrived in Vienna for a three-day official visit nad met his counterpart Heinz Fischer. Papoulias is today due to meet Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel.