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After euros, Greeks are flocking to passports

On Thursday a woman in the queue of a Greek bank Photo credit:. Thanassis Stavrakis
On Thursday a woman in the queue of a Greek bank Photo credit:. Thanassis Stavrakis / AP

Since announcing the referendum, passport applications are growing exponentially.

While the queues outside banks continue to grow at dawn and despite the heat, others are formed for a few days before the police in charge of issuing passports. In both cases, there is no panic and dignity pronounced in everyone’s behavior. Sitting on the steps of the police station in the district of Maroussi, north of the Greek capital, Tsoufli Magda is alone in recognizing it requires a passport because the situation frightened him. “Even if there is an agreement, I have more confidence in the ruling class. Each …

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