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Venezuelans pick through trash for food to eat or sell
Across town, unemployed people converge every dusk at a trash heap on a downtown Caracas sidewalk to pick through rotten fruit and vegetables tossed out by nearby shops.
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In this May 31, 2016 photo, Pedro Hernandez, left, and his friend Luis Daza, pick up tomatoes from the trash area of the Coche public market in Caracas, Venezuela. At Coche, even once middle class Venezuelans made desperate by the country's economic collapse have taken to sifting through the trash to resell or feed themselves on discarded fruits and vegetables. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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In this May 31, 2016 photo, pieces of watermelon litter the trash area of the Coche public market in Caracas, Venezuela. Staples such as corn flour and cooking oil are subsidized, costing pennies at the strongest of two official exchange rates. But fruit and vegetables have become an unaffordable luxury for many Venezuelan families. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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In this May 31, 2016 photo, Julio Noguera leaves the Coche public market after collecting discarded vegetables from the trash area in Caracas, Venezuela. Until recently, Noguera worked at a bakery. But he now spends his evenings searching through the garbage for food. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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In this June 2, 2016 photo, a teenage girl cleans up discarded cilantro stalks collected from garbage bags outside a supermarket in downtown Caracas, Venezuela. While some search through the garbage piles for food they can eat, many more are drawn by the opportunity to fetch a few bolivar bills by rescuing and reselling bruised produce. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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In this June 3, 2016 photo, a boy carries two pineapples he found in the trash area of the Coche public market in Caracas, Venezuela. Staples such as corn flour and cooking oil are subsidized, costing pennies at the strongest of two official exchange rates. But fruit and vegetables have become an unaffordable luxury for many Venezuelan families. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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In this May 31, 2016 photo, Pedro Hernandez culls through discarded tomatoes from the trash area of the Coche public market in Caracas, Venezuela. At Coche, even once middle class Venezuelans made desperate by the country's economic collapse have taken to sifting through the trash to resell or feed themselves on discarded fruits and vegetables. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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In this June 2, 2016 photo, a man eats a guanabana he found in a garbage bag outside a supermarket in downtown Caracas, Venezuela. People who consider themselves middle class even though their living standards have long ago been pulverized by triple-digit inflation, food shortages and a collapsing currency converge on the Caracas sidewalk to pick through rotten fruit and vegetables tossed out by nearby shops. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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This June 2, 2016 photo shows a pregnant woman who did not want to be named, holding a pineapple in one hand as she continues to pick through garbage bags outside a supermarket in downtown Caracas, Venezuela. Unemployed people converge every dusk at the trash heap to pick through rotten fruit and vegetables tossed out by nearby shops. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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In this May 31, 2016 photo, a young man rummages through a pile of supermarket garbage bags looking for food at downtown Caracas, Venezuela. Unemployed people converge every dusk at the trash heap to pick through rotten fruit and vegetables tossed out by nearby shops. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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Venezuelans pick through trash for food to eat or sell

Across town, unemployed people converge every dusk at a trash heap on a downtown Caracas sidewalk to pick through rotten fruit and vegetables tossed out by nearby shops.

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