President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, on May 20, a day after Obama's Middle East policy address. Charles Dharapak/AP
A demonstration in front of the White House to coincide with the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington, on May 20. Carolyn Kaster/AP
Two men with opposing views on Mideast politics argue in front of the White House in Washington shortly before a scheduled Oval Office meeting between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on May 20. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
Israeli soldiers stand guard as Palestinian women pass by, at the Qalandiya checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem, on May 20. President Barack Obama on May 19 finally uttered the words the Palestinians had been waiting to hear for two years: that the basis for border talks with Israel is the pre-1967 border lines. Tara Todras-Whitehill/AP
Palestinians, Israelis and foreign demonstrators run from tear gas fired by Israeli troops, during a protest against Israel's separation barrier in the West Bank village of Bil'in, near Ramallah, on May 20. Majdi Mohammed/AP
An Israeli man watches the speech of President Barack Obama on a television outside an electric shop in Tel Aviv, Israel, on May 19. Oded Balilty/AP
General view of the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Homa, center and background, on April 19. Bernat Armangue/AP
Palestinian children from the Hilal family pose with their pets in front Israel's separation barrier in Abu Dis, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, on April 19. Bernat Armangue/AP
In this April 17 photo, T-shirts for sale are displayed in a souvenir shop in Jerusalem's Old City. Bernat Armangue/AP
Palestinians watch a television broadcast of a speech by President Barack Obama, at a shop in Gaza City, on May 19. Ismail Zaydah/Reuters
An Egyptian woman watches President Barack Obama's policy address, outside a shop selling televisions in Cairo, on May 19. Amr Nabil/AP
The party of new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras swept to office on the back of Greeks angry at Europe-imposed austerity. But Syriza may find that living up to its promise to renegotiate Europe's terms is a difficult, if not impossible, task.
For hundreds of thousands of Greeks who voted on Sunday – people like Golfo Roussou, a widow getting food handouts, or Stavros Davos, an unemployed professional who squeaks by on odd jobs – business as usual simply could not continue.