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Greece is the Word: Olive Oil Struggles Amid the Country’s Failing Economy

Photography by Matthew Wexler

It was used to groom ancient Olympic athletes and remains a widely used modern staple in Greece's diet. But olive oil could be the latest victim of the country's grueling financial crisis.

Vasiliki Bourou, right, a private sector employee who lives in Athens, collects olives with relatives at a family olive grove in Kalo Pedi village, about 335 kilometers (210 miles) west of Athens, Greece. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)


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