Portraits of Greece in Crisis – In Focus – The Atlantic Posted on April 26, 2012November 7, 2020 A beautiful photographic essay about austerity in Greece, where unemployment has reached 21.8%, and over 50% for those under 25. A stray dog barks at riot police during a high school students' anti-austerity protest in Athens, on February 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis) Customers crowd a truck to buy cheap sacks of potatoes sold directly by farmers at cost price in the northern Greek town of Thessaloniki, on March 2, 2012. Farmers in northern Greece have joined forces with local residents to provide cheap produce to the people, who make orders by email, and also to help producers who say they are being squeezed by middlemen. Similar "solidarity" actions have started to be organized in other Greek cities. (Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images) Portraits of Greece in Crisis – In Focus – The Atlantic.