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Standing in Line - 22 Jan 2015 - Sort by:
Standing in Line - 22 Jan 2015
There's a booming new profession in Venezuela: standing in line.

The job usually involves starting before dawn, enduring long hours under the Caribbean sun, dodging or bribing police, and then selling a coveted spot at the front of huge shopping lines.

As Venezuela's ailing economy spawns unprecedented shortages of basic goods, panic-buying and a rush to snap up subsidized food, demand is high and the pay is reasonable.
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21 Jan. 2015
Humberto Garcia, 66, lines up outside a supermarket... more
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21 Jan. 2015
Caracas, Venezuela
Humberto Garcia, 66, lines up outside a supermarket waiting for any basic goods to be sold in Caracas January 19, 2015. There's a booming new profession in Venezuela: standing in line. The job usually involves starting before dawn, enduring long hours under the Caribbean sun, dodging or bribing police, and then selling a coveted spot at the front of huge shopping lines. As Venezuela's ailing economy spawns unprecedented shortages of basic goods, panic-buying and a rush to snap up subsidized food, demand is high and the pay is reasonable. Picture taken January 19, 2015. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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21 Jan. 2015
National guards stand at a supermarket entrance as... more
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12 Jan. 2015
People line up outside a supermarket to buy toilet... more
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21 Jan. 2015
People line up to buy toilet paper and baby diapers... more
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21 Jan. 2015
People line up outside a pharmacy to buy baby diapers... more
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21 Jan. 2015
People line up to buy toilet paper at a supermarket... more
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16 Jan. 2015
National guards control the entrance of a private supermarket... more
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11 Jan. 2015
People show numbers written on their arms with the... more
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11 Jan. 2015
People wait before sunrise to enter the state-run Bicentenario... more
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9 Jan. 2015
Customers walk carrying oil among empty shelves inside... more
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9 Jan. 2015
People walk at the refrigerated foods section inside... more
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9 Jan. 2015
People stand in line to buy goods outside a state-run... more
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9 Jan. 2015
People line up outside a state-run Bicentenario supermarket... more
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9 Jan. 2015
National Guards control access as people line up outside... more
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