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In pictures: Greece fights rising tide of plastic pollution

Volunteer divers are working as underwater rubbish collectors to clear debris littering the sea floor.

Greece has the European Union’s longest coastline, poor waste management and an addiction to single-use plastic that is littering the country’s seabed.

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Volunteer divers collect tires from the sea floor in Saronic gulf near Athens (Vassilis Tsiairis/Aegean Rebreath via AP)
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A crane lifts up tires from the sea as a volunteer diver of Aegean Rebreath gives directions in Legrena (Thanassis Stavrakis/AP)
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Greece Hooked on Plastic
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Greece Hooked on Plastic
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Greece Hooked on Plastic
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Greece Hooked on Plastic
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Greece Hooked on Plastic

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