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Venezuela's empty shelves

A man selects deli from a partially empty refrigerator at a supermarket in San Cristobal. 


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A man selects deli from a partially empty refrigerator at a supermarket in San Cristobal. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

A man selects deli from a partially empty refrigerator at a supermarket in San Cristobal. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
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A woman selects goat cheese from partially empty refrigerators at a supermarket in Caracas. 

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A woman selects goat cheese from partially empty refrigerators at a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A woman selects goat cheese from partially empty refrigerators at a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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People walk past empty shelves at a supermarket in San Cristobal. 


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People walk past empty shelves at a supermarket in San Cristobal. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

People walk past empty shelves at a supermarket in San Cristobal. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
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Workers sit on empty shelves at the fruit and vegetables section in a supermarket in Caracas. 


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Workers sit on empty shelves at the fruit and vegetables section in a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Workers sit on empty shelves at the fruit and vegetables section in a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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Police officers control the crowd as people line up to buy sugar, outside a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Police officers control the crowd as people line up to buy sugar, outside a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Police officers control the crowd as people line up to buy sugar, outside a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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A woman stands in front of partially empty refrigerators at a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A woman stands in front of partially empty refrigerators at a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A woman stands in front of partially empty refrigerators at a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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Empty refrigerators are seen at the fish area in a supermarket in Caracas.

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Empty refrigerators are seen at the fish area in a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Empty refrigerators are seen at the fish area in a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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A woman selects lemons from partially empty shelves at the fruits and vegetables area in a supermarket in Caracas. 

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A woman selects lemons from partially empty shelves at the fruits and vegetables area in a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A woman selects lemons from partially empty shelves at the fruits and vegetables area in a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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A man walks past empty shelves at the bakery area in a supermarket in Caracas. 



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A man walks past empty shelves at the bakery area in a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A man walks past empty shelves at the bakery area in a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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A woman walks past empty shelves at the fruits and vegetables area in a supermarket in Caracas. 


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A woman walks past empty shelves at the fruits and vegetables area in a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A woman walks past empty shelves at the fruits and vegetables area in a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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Police officers stand guard outside a supermarket in Caracas. 

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Police officers stand guard outside a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Police officers stand guard outside a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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A woman selects deli from a partially empty refrigerator at a supermarket in San Cristobal. 


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A woman selects deli from a partially empty refrigerator at a supermarket in San Cristobal. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

A woman selects deli from a partially empty refrigerator at a supermarket in San Cristobal. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
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Stacked shopping carts are seen next to empty refrigerators at the deli area at a supermarket in Caracas. 


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Stacked shopping carts are seen next to empty refrigerators at the deli area at a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Stacked shopping carts are seen next to empty refrigerators at the deli area at a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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People walk past empty shelves at a supermarket in Caracas. 


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People walk past empty shelves at a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello

People walk past empty shelves at a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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A woman looks at a partially empty refrigerator in a supermarket in Caracas. 


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A woman looks at a partially empty refrigerator in a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A woman looks at a partially empty refrigerator in a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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A man looks at an empty refrigerator in a supermarket in Caracas. 


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A man looks at an empty refrigerator in a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A man looks at an empty refrigerator in a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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A man walks past an empty refrigerator at a supermarket in Caracas. 


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A man walks past an empty refrigerator at a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A man walks past an empty refrigerator at a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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Empty refrigerators are seen at the butchery area in a supermarket in Caracas. 

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Empty refrigerators are seen at the butchery area in a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Empty refrigerators are seen at the butchery area in a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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An empty refrigerator is seen at a supermarket in Caracas. 


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An empty refrigerator is seen at a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello

An empty refrigerator is seen at a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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A woman walks past an empty refrigerator at a supermarket in Caracas. 

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A woman walks past an empty refrigerator at a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A woman walks past an empty refrigerator at a supermarket in Caracas. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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