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10 pictures reveal the huge amounts of cash the people of Venezuela need to buy everyday things

Tech Insider Logo By Michael Selby-Green of Tech Insider | Slide 1 of 11: Shoppers rushed to stockpile food before the reforms take effect on Monday amid concerns that merchants might close and the banking system could be overtaxed.

A kilogram of tomatoes (2.2 lbs) is pictured next to 5,000,000 bolivars, its price and the equivalent of 0.76 USD, at a mini-market in Caracas, Venezuela.

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