Edition:
India
Pictures | Tue Dec 20, 2016 | 9:35am IST

Venezuela cash shortage sparks unrest

An employee stands next to damaged shelves in a store after it was looted in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 19, 2016. Soldiers patrolled streets, neighbors mounted barricades and businessmen raked through damaged shops on Monday in parts of Venezuela worst hit from violence sparked by a cash shortage. REUTERS/William Urdaneta

An employee stands next to damaged shelves in a store after it was looted in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 19, 2016. Soldiers patrolled streets, neighbors mounted barricades and businessmen raked through damaged shops on Monday in parts of...more

An employee stands next to damaged shelves in a store after it was looted in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 19, 2016. Soldiers patrolled streets, neighbors mounted barricades and businessmen raked through damaged shops on Monday in parts of Venezuela worst hit from violence sparked by a cash shortage. REUTERS/William Urdaneta
Close
1 / 20
Workers repair damages in a store after it was looted, in La Fria, Venezuela, December 19, 2016. At least three people died and 405 people were arrested, officials said, in protests and looting over the weekend that followed the socialist government's elimination of the largest currency bill.

REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

Workers repair damages in a store after it was looted, in La Fria, Venezuela, December 19, 2016. At least three people died and 405 people were arrested, officials said, in protests and looting over the weekend that followed the socialist...more

Workers repair damages in a store after it was looted, in La Fria, Venezuela, December 19, 2016. At least three people died and 405 people were arrested, officials said, in protests and looting over the weekend that followed the socialist government's elimination of the largest currency bill. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
Close
2 / 20
Workers carry a refrigerator as they recover the valuables after a supermarket was looted in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 19, 2016. The opposition put the death toll at five, though authorities only confirmed a man, a woman and a 14-year-old boy were shot dead in the worst-hit state of Bolivar in the south. Some rioters targeted Chinese-owned shops, witnesses said, prompting concern in Beijing.

REUTERS/William Urdaneta

Workers carry a refrigerator as they recover the valuables after a supermarket was looted in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 19, 2016. The opposition put the death toll at five, though authorities only confirmed a man, a woman and a 14-year-old...more

Workers carry a refrigerator as they recover the valuables after a supermarket was looted in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 19, 2016. The opposition put the death toll at five, though authorities only confirmed a man, a woman and a 14-year-old boy were shot dead in the worst-hit state of Bolivar in the south. Some rioters targeted Chinese-owned shops, witnesses said, prompting concern in Beijing. REUTERS/William Urdaneta
Close
3 / 20
Damages are seen in a supermarket after it was looted in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 19, 2016. In response to the mayhem, Venezuela's socialist president, Nicolas Maduro, has postponed the elimination of the 100-bolivar notes until Jan. 2 in order to allow time for new larger bills to enter circulation.

REUTERS/William Urdaneta

Damages are seen in a supermarket after it was looted in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 19, 2016. In response to the mayhem, Venezuela's socialist president, Nicolas Maduro, has postponed the elimination of the 100-bolivar notes until Jan. 2 in...more

Damages are seen in a supermarket after it was looted in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 19, 2016. In response to the mayhem, Venezuela's socialist president, Nicolas Maduro, has postponed the elimination of the 100-bolivar notes until Jan. 2 in order to allow time for new larger bills to enter circulation. REUTERS/William Urdaneta
Close
4 / 20
Police officers patrol the street during a demonstration in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 19, 2016. The removal of the 100-bolivar bills, before replacement notes were in place, left many people unable to pay for basic goods and transactions in the busy run-up to Christmas. That heaped hardship onto Venezuelans already suffering scarcities of food and the world's highest inflation.

REUTERS/William Urdaneta

Police officers patrol the street during a demonstration in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 19, 2016. The removal of the 100-bolivar bills, before replacement notes were in place, left many people unable to pay for basic goods and transactions in...more

Police officers patrol the street during a demonstration in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 19, 2016. The removal of the 100-bolivar bills, before replacement notes were in place, left many people unable to pay for basic goods and transactions in the busy run-up to Christmas. That heaped hardship onto Venezuelans already suffering scarcities of food and the world's highest inflation. REUTERS/William Urdaneta
Close
5 / 20
A woman walks on the street next to a makeshift barricade after a demonstration in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 19, 2016. In Ciudad Bolivar, residents formed barricades in the streets to protect themselves and shops from further violence.

REUTERS/William Urdaneta

A woman walks on the street next to a makeshift barricade after a demonstration in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 19, 2016. In Ciudad Bolivar, residents formed barricades in the streets to protect themselves and shops from further...more

A woman walks on the street next to a makeshift barricade after a demonstration in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 19, 2016. In Ciudad Bolivar, residents formed barricades in the streets to protect themselves and shops from further violence. REUTERS/William Urdaneta
Close
6 / 20
People walk away from the tear gas as they carry goods taken from a supermarket after it was broken into, in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 19, 2016. REUTERS/William Urdaneta

People walk away from the tear gas as they carry goods taken from a supermarket after it was broken into, in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 19, 2016. REUTERS/William Urdaneta

People walk away from the tear gas as they carry goods taken from a supermarket after it was broken into, in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 19, 2016. REUTERS/William Urdaneta
Close
7 / 20
People clash with Venezuelan National Guards as they try to cross the border to Colombia over the Francisco de Paula Santander international bridge in Urena, Venezuela December 18, 2016. Maduro said the currency measure was needed to combat criminals on the border with Colombia hoarding bolivars to fuel contraband and sabotage his leftist administration.

REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

People clash with Venezuelan National Guards as they try to cross the border to Colombia over the Francisco de Paula Santander international bridge in Urena, Venezuela December 18, 2016. Maduro said the currency measure was needed to combat criminals...more

People clash with Venezuelan National Guards as they try to cross the border to Colombia over the Francisco de Paula Santander international bridge in Urena, Venezuela December 18, 2016. Maduro said the currency measure was needed to combat criminals on the border with Colombia hoarding bolivars to fuel contraband and sabotage his leftist administration. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
Close
8 / 20
A police officer takes pictures of the damages in front of a supermarket after it was looted, in La Fria, Venezuela, December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

A police officer takes pictures of the damages in front of a supermarket after it was looted, in La Fria, Venezuela, December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

A police officer takes pictures of the damages in front of a supermarket after it was looted, in La Fria, Venezuela, December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
Close
9 / 20
People carry goods taken from a food wholesaler after it was broken into, in La Fria, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

People carry goods taken from a food wholesaler after it was broken into, in La Fria, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

People carry goods taken from a food wholesaler after it was broken into, in La Fria, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
Close
10 / 20
A worker looks for valuables among the damaged goods in a store after it was looted, in La Fria, Venezuela, December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

A worker looks for valuables among the damaged goods in a store after it was looted, in La Fria, Venezuela, December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

A worker looks for valuables among the damaged goods in a store after it was looted, in La Fria, Venezuela, December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
Close
11 / 20
Venezuelan National Guards patrol a street in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/William Urdaneta

Venezuelan National Guards patrol a street in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/William Urdaneta

Venezuelan National Guards patrol a street in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/William Urdaneta
Close
12 / 20
People gather to watch as others try to break into a liquor store in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/William Urdaneta

People gather to watch as others try to break into a liquor store in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/William Urdaneta

People gather to watch as others try to break into a liquor store in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/William Urdaneta
Close
13 / 20
People carry goods taken from a food wholesaler after it was broken into, in La Fria, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

People carry goods taken from a food wholesaler after it was broken into, in La Fria, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

People carry goods taken from a food wholesaler after it was broken into, in La Fria, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
Close
14 / 20
People carry goods taken from a food wholesaler after it was broken into, in La Fria, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

People carry goods taken from a food wholesaler after it was broken into, in La Fria, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

People carry goods taken from a food wholesaler after it was broken into, in La Fria, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
Close
15 / 20
People run away from tear gas during clashes with riot police in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/William Urdaneta

People run away from tear gas during clashes with riot police in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/William Urdaneta

People run away from tear gas during clashes with riot police in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/William Urdaneta
Close
16 / 20
People carry goods taken from a food wholesaler after it was broken into, in La Fria, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

People carry goods taken from a food wholesaler after it was broken into, in La Fria, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

People carry goods taken from a food wholesaler after it was broken into, in La Fria, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
Close
17 / 20
Employees and neighbors carry a fence after a bakery was looted in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/William Urdaneta

Employees and neighbors carry a fence after a bakery was looted in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/William Urdaneta

Employees and neighbors carry a fence after a bakery was looted in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/William Urdaneta
Close
18 / 20
People queue to deposit their 100 bolivar notes, near Venezuela's Central Bank in Caracas, Venezuela December 16, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello

People queue to deposit their 100 bolivar notes, near Venezuela's Central Bank in Caracas, Venezuela December 16, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello

People queue to deposit their 100 bolivar notes, near Venezuela's Central Bank in Caracas, Venezuela December 16, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello
Close
19 / 20
People carry goods taken from a supermarket after it was broken into, in La Fria, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

People carry goods taken from a supermarket after it was broken into, in La Fria, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

People carry goods taken from a supermarket after it was broken into, in La Fria, Venezuela December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
Close
20 / 20

Next Slideshows

Trump wins Electoral College vote

Donald Trump garners more than the 270 electoral votes required to officially win election as the next president, dashing long-shot hopes by detractors to block...

20 Dec 2016

Russian ambassador shot dead in Turkey

The Russian ambassador to Turkey was shot in the back and killed as he gave a speech at an Ankara art gallery by an off-duty police officer who shouted "Don't...

20 Dec 2016

On the bus from Aleppo

Children look out from the bus windows as they are evacuated from a rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo, Syria.

19 Dec 2016

Leaving Aleppo

Inside the evacuation of thousands of civilians and fighters from the last rebel bastion in Syria's largest city.

19 Dec 2016

MORE IN PICTURES

Parade of the skeletons

Parade of the skeletons

People dress up as Catrina, a Mexican character known as "The Elegant Death", ahead of Day of the Dead in Mexico City.

Quinceanera for kids with cancer

Quinceanera for kids with cancer

Teenaged girls with cancer celebrate turning 15 years old with a group birthday bash in Nicaragua.

Inside the Rohingya refugee camps

Inside the Rohingya refugee camps

Some 800,000 Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar are now living in makeshift settlements in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, according to the United Nations.

French forces fight insurgency in Mali

French forces fight insurgency in Mali

France intervened in Mali to ward off an offensive by Islamist militants in 2012, and 4,000 of its troops remain in the region as part of Operation Barkhane.

Battle for besieged Philippine city ends

Battle for besieged Philippine city ends

The Philippines announced the end of five months of military operations in a southern city held by pro-Islamic State rebels.

Puerto Rico after Maria

Puerto Rico after Maria

Residents of Puerto Rico start to rebuild after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

Halloween for the dogs

Halloween for the dogs

Dogs dress up for Halloween in Manhattan.

Former presidents unite for hurricane relief

Former presidents unite for hurricane relief

All five former living presidents gather on stage during a concert at Texas A&M University benefiting hurricane relief efforts.

Funeral for Sgt. La David Johnson

Funeral for Sgt. La David Johnson

The funeral for Sgt. La David Johnson, one of four U.S. soldiers killed in Niger.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast