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The day in photos from around the world.
For about six decades Hellenikon was Athens’ only airport, but it closed down in 2001 to make way for a newer, more modern airport before the city hosted the 2004 Olympic Games. After languishing for years as a wasteland of crumbling terminals, Hellenikon is set for resurrection as a glitzy coastal resort. Lamda Development, controlled by Greece’s powerful Latsis family and leading a consortium of Chinese and Abu-Dhabi based companies, has big dreams for the area since signing a 915 million euro deal for a 99-year lease in March.
Day 3 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup has 4 match-ups between Colombia and Greece, Uruguay and Costa Rica, England and Italy, and Côte d’Ivoire against Japan.
A big red shoe, the Vatican’s elite Swiss Guard, Earthquake in Thailand, Israeli Independence Day and more in today’s daily brief.
India’s elections are underway, Angela Merkel is conducting a visit to a paired-down Greece, and sovereignty questions are disrupting lifestyles at borders from Rafah to Rubizhne. Those are some of the stories in Friday’s daily photo brief.