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Cyprus scrambles to avert meltdown, EU threatens cutoff

Cypriot Finance Minister Michael Sarris speaks to journalists after arriving for a meeting at Russia's Finance Ministry in Moscow March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Cypriot Finance Minister Michael Sarris speaks to journalists after arriving for a meeting at Russia's Finance Ministry in Moscow March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Cypriot Finance Minister Michael Sarris speaks to journalists after arriving for a meeting at Russia's Finance Ministry in Moscow March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades (seated) chairs a meeting with party leaders at the presidential palace in Nicosia March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades (seated) chairs a meeting with party leaders at the presidential palace in Nicosia March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades (seated) chairs a meeting with party leaders at the presidential palace in Nicosia March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis
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Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades (C) chairs a meeting with party leaders and governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus at the presidential palace in Nicosia March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades (C) chairs a meeting with party leaders and governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus at the presidential palace in Nicosia March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades (C) chairs a meeting with party leaders and governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus at the presidential palace in Nicosia March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission chief Delia Velculescu arrives for a meeting with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (not pictured) at the presidential palace in Nicosia March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission chief Delia Velculescu arrives for a meeting with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (not pictured) at the presidential palace in Nicosia March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission chief Delia Velculescu arrives for a meeting with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (not pictured) at the presidential palace in Nicosia March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis
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Cypriot Finance Minister Michael Sarris leaves following a meeting at Russia's Finance Ministry in Moscow March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Cypriot Finance Minister Michael Sarris leaves following a meeting at Russia's Finance Ministry in Moscow March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Cypriot Finance Minister Michael Sarris leaves following a meeting at Russia's Finance Ministry in Moscow March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission chief Delia Velculescu (L) and European Commission representative Maarten Verwey arrive for a meeting with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (not pictured) at the presidential palace in Nicosia March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Andreas Manolis

International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission chief Delia Velculescu (L) and European Commission representative Maarten Verwey arrive for a meeting with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (not pictured) at the presidential palace in Nicosia March 20,...more

International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission chief Delia Velculescu (L) and European Commission representative Maarten Verwey arrive for a meeting with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (not pictured) at the presidential palace in Nicosia March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Andreas Manolis
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European Central Bank (ECB) representative Isabel von Koppen Mertes arrives for a meeting with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (not pictured) at the presidential palace in Nicosia March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Andreas Manolis

European Central Bank (ECB) representative Isabel von Koppen Mertes arrives for a meeting with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (not pictured) at the presidential palace in Nicosia March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Andreas Manolis

European Central Bank (ECB) representative Isabel von Koppen Mertes arrives for a meeting with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (not pictured) at the presidential palace in Nicosia March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Andreas Manolis
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Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades (C) chairs a meeting with party leaders as acting President of DYSI party Averof Neophytou (R) looks at him at the presidential palace in Nicosia March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades (C) chairs a meeting with party leaders as acting President of DYSI party Averof Neophytou (R) looks at him at the presidential palace in Nicosia March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades (C) chairs a meeting with party leaders as acting President of DYSI party Averof Neophytou (R) looks at him at the presidential palace in Nicosia March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis
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Cypriot Finance Minister Michael Sarris arrives for a meeting at Russia's Finance Ministry in Moscow March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Cypriot Finance Minister Michael Sarris arrives for a meeting at Russia's Finance Ministry in Moscow March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Cypriot Finance Minister Michael Sarris arrives for a meeting at Russia's Finance Ministry in Moscow March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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