A beggar sits in front of a closed Alfa bank branch as people walk by in central Athens
A beggar sits in front of a closed Alfa bank branch as people walk by in central Athens February 16, 2012. Greece expressed hope it was within days of finally securing a 130-billion-euro EU/IMF bailout to ease its debt crisis but markets reacted sceptically on Thursday as acrimony grew between Athens and euro zone partners led by Germany. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis