Evzones, marched…

Elite soldiers of the presidential guard, or Evzones, marched through Athens yesterday to mark the anniversary of Greece’s war of independence. Celebrations included the customary show of strength by Greece’s armed forces, including an air show. President Karolos Papoulias hailed the ‘dedication to freedom and self-determination’ of Greece’s resistance fighters, whose spirit, he said, was as relevant as ever in today’s ‘unstable geopolitical environment.’

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