Greek President Carolos Papoulias (L) and his Lebanese counterpart Michel Sleiman inspect the presidental guard during an official welcoming ceremony outside the presidental palace in Athens on December 6, 2012. Lebanese president begun a three-day official visit to Greece for talks with political and business leaders. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI
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Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, U.S. President Barack Obama, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, President of Slovakia Ivan Gasparovic, King Harald V of Norway , Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and President of Greece Karolos Papoulias attend the International Ceremony at Sword Beach to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion on June 6, 2014 in Ouistreham, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives.
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Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is sworn in with Greek President Karolos Papoulias at the Presidential Palaceon January 26, 2015 in Athens, Greece. Alexis Tsipras was sworn in with a secular oath, rather than the traditional Greek Orthodox ceremony, becoming the youngest man to hold the post of Prime Minister in 150 years. The radical left party Syriza won the snap Greek general election and has asked the right-wing Independent Greek party to form a anti-austerity coalition.
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In this handout photo provided by the GPO, Israeli President Shimon Peres reviews an hounour guard with Greek President Karolos Papoulias on August 6, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Peres is on a three-day state visit to Greece.
Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras (C) leaves after being sworn in by Greek President Karolos Papoulias as Greece's new Prime Minister at the Presidential Palace on January 26, 2015 in Athens, Greece. Alexis Tsipras was sworn in with a secular oath, rather than the traditional Greek Orthodox ceremony, becoming the youngest man to hold the post of Prime Minister in 150 years. The radical left party Syriza won the snap Greek general election and has asked the right-wing Independent Greek party to form a anti-austerity coalition.
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The head of Greece's conservative New Democracy party, Antonis Samaras (L) shakes hands with Greek President Karolos Papoulias at the presidential palace on June 20, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Samaras pledged to pull his debt-stricken country back from the brink of bankruptcy in his first comments after being sworn in as Greek Prime Minister.
Greek President Karolos Papoulias (R) welcomes leader of conservative New Democracy party Antonis Samaras before he receives a mandate to form a government on June 18, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Greece race to form a coalition government by the end of Monday after an election victory by pro-bailout New Democracy party which eased fears of a Greek eurozone exit and brought relief to world markets.