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Wednesday, 11 December, 2002, 14:01 GMT
In pictures: Venezuela panic
As oil production in Venezuela plummets as a result of an ongoing stand-off between the government of President Hugo Chavez and the opposition, ordinary people begin queuing at banks, supermarkets and petrol stations in fear of shortages.

Venezuelans queue in supermarket
People have begun panic-buying as a general strike enters its ninth day.

Venezuelans queue for fuel
A drop in oil production has led to fears of fuel shortages.

Venezuelans queue at bank
Many Venezuelans also decided not to take chances with their savings.

Chavez supporters
His supporters marched through Caracas on Tuesday banging pots...

Opposition supporter
...while the opposition kept up pressure for his removal.

Opposition demo


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