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Massive blackout leaves millions without power in South America

A vendor waits for customers during a national blackout, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 16. A massive blackout left tens of millions in South America without power after Argentina's power grid collapsed Sunday morning.         
REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

A vendor waits for customers during a national blackout, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 16. A massive blackout left tens of millions in South America without power after Argentina's power grid collapsed Sunday morning. REUTERS/Agustin...more

A vendor waits for customers during a national blackout, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 16. A massive blackout left tens of millions in South America without power after Argentina's power grid collapsed Sunday morning. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
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A lamppost shines down a street as the rest of the neighborhood of Parque Batlle goes without electricity, in Montevideo, Uruguay, June 16.     REUTERS/Mariana Greif

A lamppost shines down a street as the rest of the neighborhood of Parque Batlle goes without electricity, in Montevideo, Uruguay, June 16. REUTERS/Mariana Greif

A lamppost shines down a street as the rest of the neighborhood of Parque Batlle goes without electricity, in Montevideo, Uruguay, June 16. REUTERS/Mariana Greif
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People look for their names in a voters list at a polling station during a national blackout in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina, June 16.  REUTERS/Stringer

People look for their names in a voters list at a polling station during a national blackout in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina, June 16. REUTERS/Stringer

People look for their names in a voters list at a polling station during a national blackout in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina, June 16. REUTERS/Stringer
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A man writes by candlelight as his neighborhood of Parque Batlle goes without electricity, in Montevideo, Uruguay, June 16.    REUTERS/Mariana Greif

A man writes by candlelight as his neighborhood of Parque Batlle goes without electricity, in Montevideo, Uruguay, June 16. REUTERS/Mariana Greif

A man writes by candlelight as his neighborhood of Parque Batlle goes without electricity, in Montevideo, Uruguay, June 16. REUTERS/Mariana Greif
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A light shines from inside a house as the neighbourhood of Parque Batlle goes without electricity in Montevideo, Uruguay, June 16.  REUTERS/Mariana Greif

A light shines from inside a house as the neighbourhood of Parque Batlle goes without electricity in Montevideo, Uruguay, June 16. REUTERS/Mariana Greif

A light shines from inside a house as the neighbourhood of Parque Batlle goes without electricity in Montevideo, Uruguay, June 16. REUTERS/Mariana Greif
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People line up before casting their votes at a polling station during a national blackout, in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina June 16, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

People line up before casting their votes at a polling station during a national blackout, in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina June 16, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

People line up before casting their votes at a polling station during a national blackout, in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina June 16, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.
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Power sub-station UTE Ramon Anador is seen working partially after a massive blackout in Argentina cut electricity to much of neighbouring Uruguay and swaths of Paraguay, in Montevideo, Uruguay, June 16.   REUTERS/Mariana Greif

Power sub-station UTE Ramon Anador is seen working partially after a massive blackout in Argentina cut electricity to much of neighbouring Uruguay and swaths of Paraguay, in Montevideo, Uruguay, June 16. REUTERS/Mariana Greif

Power sub-station UTE Ramon Anador is seen working partially after a massive blackout in Argentina cut electricity to much of neighbouring Uruguay and swaths of Paraguay, in Montevideo, Uruguay, June 16. REUTERS/Mariana Greif
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Sweets for sale are seen inside a store lit by candlelight in Montevideo, Uruguay, June 16.   REUTERS/Mariana Greif

Sweets for sale are seen inside a store lit by candlelight in Montevideo, Uruguay, June 16. REUTERS/Mariana Greif

Sweets for sale are seen inside a store lit by candlelight in Montevideo, Uruguay, June 16. REUTERS/Mariana Greif
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Light shines from inside a house in Montevideo, Uruguay, June 16. REUTERS/Mariana Greif

Light shines from inside a house in Montevideo, Uruguay, June 16. REUTERS/Mariana Greif

Light shines from inside a house in Montevideo, Uruguay, June 16. REUTERS/Mariana Greif
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A polling station is seen during a national blackout in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina, June 16. REUTERS/Stringer

A polling station is seen during a national blackout in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina, June 16. REUTERS/Stringer

A polling station is seen during a national blackout in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina, June 16. REUTERS/Stringer
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A vendor waits for customers during a national blackout, in Buenos Aires, Argentina June 16, 2019. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

A vendor waits for customers during a national blackout, in Buenos Aires, Argentina June 16, 2019. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

A vendor waits for customers during a national blackout, in Buenos Aires, Argentina June 16, 2019. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
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