Bank Jog Speeds Up Desperate Greeks Withdraw Money from Accounts

Many Greeks are emptying their bank accounts out of fear that the country may return to the drachma. But most of the money is not going abroad. Instead, individuals are storing cash in safe deposit boxes or at home -- leading to an increase in burglaries.
Greeks have already taken billions out of their bank accounts (June 2011 photo).

Greeks have already taken billions out of their bank accounts (June 2011 photo).

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