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Tenderness amid the turmoil the Greece

A young couple appear to take comfort from each other as the sun sets over the city of Athens.

But the peace of the evening hangs in the balance. Greece and its people, old and young, face an uncertain future since voters in a referendum last Sunday rejected the terms of a bailout of their troubled economy, boosting Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

The country was due to submit another detailed bailout request to its euro zone partners yesterday in yet another effort to save its collapsing economy and its membership in the European single currency.

EU president Donald Tusk urged Greece's creditors to find ways to manage the country's €320 billion (S$479 billion) debt. In the meantime, its people scrape by as they wonder when the sun will rise again on their languishing land.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 10, 2015, with the headline 'Tenderness amid the turmoil'. Print Edition | Subscribe