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PHOTOS: Top 10 Photos of Greece’s election

Saturday, May 5, 2012  | 

Greece is dominating the headlines this weekend as citizens head to the polls to vote in what commentators say is the most important election in decades. Here are 10 striking images of the race to finish line:

A man walks past a pre-election poster of the Democratic Alliance party at a bus station in Athens May 3, 2012. Greece holds general elections on May 6. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

Leader of the New Democracy conservatives party Antonis Samaras addresses the audience during a pre-election rally at Zappeion in Athens May 3, 2012. Greece holds general elections on May 6. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

Greek Socialist PASOK party leader Evangelos Venizelos waves to supporters during a rally in Athens May 4, 2012. Venizelos is running an uphill race to Sunday's election, trying to convince angry Greeks that deeply unpopular economic reforms are the only way to escape the worst crisis in decades. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs

A man with his children walk past pre-election posters of the Democratic Left party in Athens May 4, 2012. Greece holds general elections on May 6. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Greek conservative party supporters wave flags during a pre-election rally by their leader Antonis Samaras in the town of Thessaloniki May 2, 2012. Greece will hold an election on May 6, with the largest number of seats expected to fall to the New Democracy party, whose leader Samaras is pledging lower taxes and to call a halt to across-the-board wage and pension cuts, expecting to make up the shortfall through better collections. REUTERS/Grigoris Siamidis

General Secretary of the Greek Communist Party Aleka Papariga (bottom C) stands on the podium as she delivers her speech during an election campaign rally in Athens May 2, 2012. Greece will hold a snap election on May 6. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

A girl smokes a cigarette before the arrival of Greek Socialist PASOK party leader Evangelos Venizelos during a rally in Athens May 4, 2012. Venizelos is running an uphill race to Sunday's election, trying to convince angry Greeks that deeply unpopular economic reforms are the only way to escape the worst crisis in decades. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs

Head of Greece's Left Coalition party Alexis Tsipras delivers his speech during an election campaign rally in Athens, May 3, 2012. Greece will call a snap election for May 6. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

Greek conservative party leader Antonis Samaras addresses supporters during a pre-election rally in Athens May 3, 2012. Greece is to hold an election on May 6, with the largest number of seats expected to fall to the New Democracy party, whose leader Samaras is pledging lower taxes, of all things, and to call a halt to across-the-board wage and pension cuts, expecting to make up the shortfall through better collections. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A member of the extreme right Golden Dawn party holds a flag bearing their party's logo during an election campaign rally in Athens April 21, 2012. In 2009, the group took just 0.23 percent of the vote, this time; polls show it taking between 4.1 and 5.7 percent. Much of that has come at the expense of the far-right LAOS party, whose ratings plummeted after it joined technocrat Prime Minister Lucas Papademos' pro-bailout coalition last year. The rise of Golden Dawn - which denies critics' labels as neo-Nazi - is all the more intriguing in a country proud of its World War II resistance against Nazi Germany and where anti-German sentiment still runs high over austerity measures demanded by Berlin and other lenders. Picture taken April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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