Kalamata mayor backtracks on deadly flare 'tradition'

A day after he said that the officially sanctioned flare-throwing Easter tradition, which cost a cameraman's life Sunday, could not be stopped because it was in the city inhabitants' "DNA," the mayor of the southwestern city of Kalamata now concedes that there's no way the city council will sanction the staging of this event in the future.

'Rocket war' observed in Chios

Thousands of fireworks and flares were exchanged during the annual "rocket war" in Chios, a Greek custom observed by the residents of two parishes in the village of Vrontado on the night of Orthodox Holy Saturday. The custom is attended by locals, tourists and municipal officials. [ANA-MPA]

SHOCKING! The moment a flare burns through a woman’s leg! (disturbing VIDEO)

A shocking video shows the moments of agony a woman is suffering after being hit by a stray navy flare, reportedly fired from anarchists after the riots in downtown Athens. The woman can be seen screaming surrounded by firefighters who are desperately trying to extinguish the flare burning in her leg.