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New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he wants to reach a "fair, viable and mutually beneficial solution" with its international lenders as he begins to reverse the austerity measures he says have led to a humanitarian crisis in his country.
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attends the first meeting of the new cabinet in the parliament building telling his ministers that voters had given them a mandate for radical change, in Athens, Jan. 28, 2015.
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attends the first meeting of the new cabinet in the parliament building telling his ministers that voters had given them a mandate for radical change, in Athens, Jan. 28, 2015.

The Athens stock exchange monitor shows the general index for January 28, 2015. The overall Athens stock market fell almost 8 percent, but the Greek five-year government bond yields hit around 13.5 percent, their highest level since a 2012 restructuring that wrote off a large proportion of Greek debt held by private investors.
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The Athens stock exchange monitor shows the general index for January 28, 2015. The overall Athens stock market fell almost 8 percent, but the Greek five-year government bond yields hit around 13.5 percent, their highest level since a 2012 restructuring that wrote off a large proportion of Greek debt held by private investors.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (2nd right) and Deputy Prime Minister Giannis Dragasakis chat during the first cabinet meeting of the new government at the Parliament in Athens, Jan. 28, 2015.
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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (2nd right) and Deputy Prime Minister Giannis Dragasakis chat during the first cabinet meeting of the new government at the Parliament in Athens, Jan. 28, 2015.

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, an outspoken critic of the austerity measures, after being sworn in at the presidential palace in Athens, Jan. 27, 2015.
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Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, an outspoken critic of the austerity measures, after being sworn in at the presidential palace in Athens, Jan. 27, 2015.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (3rd from left) attends the first meeting of the new cabinet in the parliament building in Athens, Jan. 28, 2015.
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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (3rd from left) attends the first meeting of the new cabinet in the parliament building in Athens, Jan. 28, 2015.

Head of radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras waves while leaving the party headquarters after his election victory, in Athens, Jan. 25, 2015.
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Head of radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras waves while leaving the party headquarters after his election victory, in Athens, Jan. 25, 2015.

Leader of right-wing, anti-bailout Independent Greeks party Panos Kammenos (center) leaves after a meeting with head of radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras (not pictured) at the Syriza headquarters in Athens, Jan. 26, 2015.
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Leader of right-wing, anti-bailout Independent Greeks party Panos Kammenos (center) leaves after a meeting with head of radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras (not pictured) at the Syriza headquarters in Athens, Jan. 26, 2015.

Supporters of the head of radical leftist Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras, celebrate after their leader won the election in Athens, Jan. 25, 2015.
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Supporters of the head of radical leftist Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras, celebrate after their leader won the election in Athens, Jan. 25, 2015.

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