Man grabs correspondent Tim Willcox
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Cyprus banks reopen after two week closure

Banks in Cyprus have reopened after a two-week closure prompted by uncertainty over an EU-IMF bailout of Cypriot banks.

Branches were replenished with cash overnight and police were deployed amid fears of a run on the banks.

Some queues did form but customers face strict controls on the amount they can withdraw each day.

The BBC's Tim Willcox was in the city of Nicosia when the banks opened their doors to customers.

  • 28 Mar 2013
  • From the section Europe
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