Member of the presidential guard
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Meet the 'unflinching' Greek Presidential Guard

The centre of Athens has often been filled with tear gas and petrol bombs over the past few years as the economic crisis in Greece has deepened.

But one group of people rarely move - the Presidential Guard, who stand in position every day.

Their traditional uniforms and demeanour make them a tourist attraction - but they perform an important and highly respected function too.

Mark Lowen went to meet them.

  • 21 Apr 2013