Homeless people are served a New Year's dinner offered by the municipality of Athens
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Homeless and hungry in Athens queue for new year dinner

2 January 2013 Last updated at 02:01 GMT

Hundreds of poor and homeless people in Greece's capital have spent New Year's Day queuing to get a free meal.

The special new year meal was organised by the municipality of Athens to help those struggling to cope with the economic crisis that has brought high unemployment and homelessness.

Alpa Patel reports.