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ATHENS, Greece —A bomb exploded outside a Bank of Greece building in central Athens before dawn Thursday, causing some damage but no injuries. The blast came hours before Greece was to return to the international bond markets for the first time in four years, and a day before German Chancellor Angela Merkel was to visit Athens. By Nicholas Paphitis and Elena Becatoros. Sent: 500 words, photos.
PARIS — Irish photographer Mike Sheil says he knew nothing about military history before he began taking photos of World War I battlefields. “I just thought with the centenary coming up it was a good idea for some photographs,” Sheil said in Paris, where he inaugurated an exhibit of his work: Fields of Battle-Lands of Peace 14-18. By Greg Keller. SENT: 900 words, photos.