Greek pensioners’ growing frustration over access to funds – in pictures

A pensioner is squeezed as she waits outside a National Bank branch to receive part of her pension in Athens. Alkis Konstantinidis / Reuters

Greek pensioners’ growing frustration over access to funds – in pictures

An employee checks the identification and bank booklet of a pensioner before being allowed to enter a bank branch in Thessaloniki. Giannis Papanikos / AP Photo

Greek pensioners’ growing frustration over access to funds – in pictures

Pensioners queue outside a bank branch to withdraw €120, the maximum amount they were allowed to take by the finance ministry. Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP


Greek pensioners’ growing frustration over access to funds – in pictures

Pensioners who do not own ATM cards argue with a bank employee in Athens. Orestis Panagiotou / EPA

Greek pensioners’ growing frustration over access to funds – in pictures

Pensioners line up as they wait for their turn to withdraw a maximum €120 for the week. Petros Giannakouris / AP Photo

Greek pensioners’ growing frustration over access to funds – in pictures

Of 2.5 million retired Greeks, 45 per cent live below the poverty line of €665 a month, the government said recently. Above, an employee tries to maintain order at an Alpha Bank in Athens. Yannis Behrakis / Reuters

Greek pensioners’ growing frustration over access to funds – in pictures

Pensions are the sole source of income in many Greek families. Milos Bicanski / Getty Images

Greek pensioners’ growing frustration over access to funds – in pictures

The Greek finance ministry said 850 bank branches opened on Wednesday where pensioners would be the only customers. Alexandros Avramidis / Reuters

Greek pensioners’ growing frustration over access to funds – in pictures

A customers holds a ticket number while waiting for permission to enter an open branch of Piraeus Bank in Athens. Simon Dawson / Bloomberg

Greek pensioners’ growing frustration over access to funds – in pictures

Pensioners who do not own ATM cards queue to enter a bank branch to withdraw part of their pensions. Stefanos Rapanis / EPA

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