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A sign informs passengers that the check-in counters are closed at Eleftherios Venizelos airport during a 24-hour general strike in Athens on Wednesday. (AP)
A sign informs passengers that the check-in counters are closed at Eleftherios Venizelos airport during a 24-hour general strike in Athens on Wednesday. (AP)

The biggest public sector strike in months shut down public services across Greece Wednesday.

Greek civil servants walked off the job on a 24-hour strike, in a protest over ever-deeper austerity measures applied as the government struggles to avoid a catastrophic default. Air traffic controllers joined the strike, grounding all flights to and from Greek airports.

The Eurozone delayed a decision again this week to give Greece more international loans. Along with the International Monetary Fund, the rest of Europe says austerity still hasn't gone far enough. The BBC's Chris Morris reports from Athens.

The Associated Press contributed reporting to this article.

This segment aired on October 5, 2011.

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