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Fireworks and Pipe Bombs: How Greek Towns Celebrate Easter

On the island of Chios, rival parishes launch makeshift rockets at each other, while on Andros, iron pipes filled with gunpowder blow up right next to the Easter procession.
Nafsika Mavromoustakou

What It's Really Like to Work on a Greek Party Island

"An entire bathroom stall was covered in shit. I stood guard, making sure no one tried to go in, while my boss put on a mask and walked in there to clean up the mess."
Tasos Magiopoulos

Photos of the Destruction Caused By Wildfires in the Greek Town of Rafina

Twenty-six of the 60 people killed in the wildfires so far were found on a single plot of land in Rafina, just outside Athens.
Kostas Koukoumakas

I've Broken Out of Jail By Helicopter, Twice

We spoke to Alket Rizai about his escapes, which were remarkably similar to the escape last week by French prisoner Redoine Faid.
Tasos Theofillou

Women Talk About the Worst Body Shaming They've Experienced

"I've been told that I look like a reptile and that my skin is repulsive."
Melpomeni Maragkidou

I Went to a 'Bar Fight Seminar' to Learn to Defend Myself Against Angry Drunks

With some basic Krav Maga and a broken bottle or two, you can win any bar brawl.
Antonis Konstantaras

The Corruption I Saw Working for a Greek Public Hospital

Number one: giving money to a doctor before surgery is a no-no, but after the operation it's just a "thank you present".
Anna Nini
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Child Refugees Are Being Abused By European Border Officials

A report by Doctors Without Borders details the mistreatment of refugees along the Balkan Route.
Kostas Koukoumakas
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10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Luxury Parking Valet

"I once got into the driver's seat of a car and realised I was sitting on a handgun. "
Giorgos latridis

What It's Like to Transition in Different Parts of the World

From Canada, to Serbia and all the way to Australia – eight individuals talk about coming out as transgender in their respective countries.
VICE Staff
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According to the Government, I Have Been Dead for the Past 14 Years

But I am very much alive.
Niovi Anazikou
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10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Greek Anti-fascist

"I've asked myself the question whether I would punch a Nazi before, and concluded that yes, I would – and with pleasure."
Anna Nini