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Greek treasures threatened by austerity

Visitor numbers to Greece's historic sites are up - but so are thefts of ancient Greek antiquities as the economic crisis continues to bite.

Since 2009, the illegal trade in these ancient treasures has risen by 30%.

Fast Track's Theopi Skarlatos joined a police operation to crack down on the thefts and discovered the finances of some museums is now so poor they can't afford to pay their energy bills, let alone lay on extra security staff.

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