Europe is engulfed in a debt crisis not too dissimilar from the one that the U.S. is going through. The crisis was triggered in May 2011, with the refinancing of public debts in Greece. Since then, a number of so-called "austerity measures", as reported by the Wall Street Journal, have angered the general public, who are expressing their anger through street protests.

As an indication of the kind of crisis the Eurozone is currently going through, the ongoing bailout of Greece's finances precedes similar rescue packages for Ireland (€85 billion in November, 2010) and Portugal (€78 billion in May, 2011).

The result is total mayhem across European countries and cities, with demonstrations against both politicians and banks.

For a pictorial representation of the crisis in the Greece, check out these photographs.