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Athens finds vibrancy can revive before economy does

Traces of crisis remain everywhere in Greece’s graffitied, edgy capital. But so are signs of renewal and opportunity, giving some corners of Athens an artistic, communal rebirth.

By almost every measure, Athens is a city of deprivation. Rates of homelessness, poverty, bankruptcy – even suicide – have steadily increased across the Greek capital since the country needed its first bailout in 2010.

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