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A man looks on as he waits outside his house during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 30, 2022. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man looks on as he waits outside his house during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 30, 2022. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man looks on as he waits outside his house during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 30, 2022. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A woman comforts a baby with water in a tub during the power cut as many parts of the country currently face long power cuts, as currency shortage makes fuel scarce, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 31. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A woman comforts a baby with water in a tub during the power cut as many parts of the country currently face long power cuts, as currency shortage makes fuel scarce, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 31. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A woman comforts a baby with water in a tub during the power cut as many parts of the country currently face long power cuts, as currency shortage makes fuel scarce, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 31. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A woman prepares vegetables for lunch during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 31. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A woman prepares vegetables for lunch during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 31. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A woman prepares vegetables for lunch during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 31. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A man looks out from a window while talking to a person during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 30. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man looks out from a window while talking to a person during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 30. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man looks out from a window while talking to a person during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 30. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A woman uses a phone at her home during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 30. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A woman uses a phone at her home during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 30. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A woman uses a phone at her home during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 30. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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People sit outside to cool themselves from heat during the power cut as many parts of the country currently face long power cuts, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 31. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

People sit outside to cool themselves from heat during the power cut as many parts of the country currently face long power cuts, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 31. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

People sit outside to cool themselves from heat during the power cut as many parts of the country currently face long power cuts, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 31. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A boy uses a portable fan at the main door of a house during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 31. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A boy uses a portable fan at the main door of a house during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 31. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A boy uses a portable fan at the main door of a house during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 31. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A man uses a paper to fan his grandson at a house during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 31. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man uses a paper to fan his grandson at a house during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 31. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man uses a paper to fan his grandson at a house during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 31. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A man tries to fix his engine trouble on a three-wheeler using a mobile phone torch on a main road during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 30. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man tries to fix his engine trouble on a three-wheeler using a mobile phone torch on a main road during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 30. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man tries to fix his engine trouble on a three-wheeler using a mobile phone torch on a main road during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 30. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A woman works inside a shop attached to her house during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 30. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A woman works inside a shop attached to her house during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 30. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A woman works inside a shop attached to her house during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 30. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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People sit outside to cool themselves from heat during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 31. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

People sit outside to cool themselves from heat during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 31. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

People sit outside to cool themselves from heat during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 31. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A man walks along a road using his mobile phone's torch light during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 30. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man walks along a road using his mobile phone's torch light during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 30. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man walks along a road using his mobile phone's torch light during the power cut in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 30. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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