VENEZUELAN RESIDENTS TRY TO GET GASOLINE DURING NATIONWIDE STRIKE.
A Venezuelan National Guard gives orders as residents try to fill up
containers and vehicles with gasoline in Caracas during a national
strike against President Hugo Chavez's government, December 9, 2002. An
opposition strike in Venezuela, that has paralyzed the vital oil
industry of the world No. 5 crude exporter, entered its second week,
piling up pressure on a defiant President Hugo Chavez who appeared
ready to use soldiers to try to break the protest. REUTERS/Kimberly