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City of Athens Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Greek Revolution

ATHENS — The City of Athens celebrates the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution of 1821 by "draping the city in the Greek flag," it said in a statement on Thursday, Independence Day.

In a statement, it said, "Next to the monuments celebrating this year the Greek Revolution in America, Australia and South Africa and in every corner of the globe, in the heart of Athens Omonia Square and Technopolis are being lit in the colors of the Greek flag, the City Hall has an impressive projection mapping on it, while Syntagma Square is set up with 200 flags – one for each year since 1821 – and a Greek flag made up of flowers."

"All these come to remind us the struggles of those who fought and sacrificed themselves for liberty, but more than anything they highlight what we are struggling for today," it added.

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