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In pictures: Indians queue outside banks to exchange old notes

Long queues formed outside banks in India following the government's shock decision to withdraw the two largest denomination notes from circulation.

In pictures: Indians queue outside banks to exchange old notes
Indian customers form queues outside banks to deposit and exchange old denomination Indian rupee 500 and 1000 currency notes for new ones, in New Delhi on November 15, 2016. Long queues formed outside banks in India since the government's shock decision to withdraw the two largest denomination notes from circulation. (Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Indians queue outside banks to exchange old notes
Indian customers form queues outside banks to deposit and exchange old denomination Indian rupee 500 and 1000 currency notes for new ones, in New Delhi on November 15, 2016. Long queues formed outside banks in India since the government's shock decision to withdraw the two largest denomination notes from circulation. (Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Indians queue outside banks to exchange old notes
An Indian bank teller hands over notes as people gather inside a bank to deposit and exchange 500 and 1000 rupee notes in Amritsar on November 15, 2016. Long queues formed outside banks in India since the government's shock decision to withdraw the two largest denomination notes from circulation. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Indians queue outside banks to exchange old notes
Indian customers form queues outside banks to deposit and exchange old denomination Indian Rupee 500 and 1000 currency notes for new ones, in New Delhi on November 15, 2016. Long queues formed outside banks in India since the government's shock decision to withdraw the two largest denomination notes from circulation. (Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Indians queue outside banks to exchange old notes
Indian customers form queues outside banks to deposit and exchange old denomination Indian Rupee 500 and 1000 currency notes for new ones, in New Delhi on November 15, 2016. Long queues formed outside banks in India since the government's shock decision to withdraw the two largest denomination notes from circulation. (Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Indians queue outside banks to exchange old notes
Indian people queue outside a bank as they wait to deposit and exchange 500 and 1000 rupee notes in Amritsar on November 15, 2016. Long queues formed outside banks in India since the government's shock decision to withdraw the two largest denomination notes from circulation. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Indians queue outside banks to exchange old notes
An Indian bank teller works as people crowd inside a bank to deposit and exchange 500 and 1000 rupee notes in Amritsar on November 15, 2016. Long queues formed outside banks in India since the government's shock decision to withdraw the two largest denomination notes from circulation. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Indians queue outside banks to exchange old notes
An Indian bank teller hands over notes as people gather inside a bank to deposit and exchange 500 and 1000 rupee notes in Amritsar on November 15, 2016. Long queues formed outside banks in India since the government's shock decision to withdraw the two largest denomination notes from circulation. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Indians queue outside banks to exchange old notes
Indian villagers wait in a queue outside a bank to deposit and exchange 500 and 1000 rupee notes in Chandrapur Village, some 30 kms from Guwahati on November 15, 2016. (Biju Boro/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Indians queue outside banks to exchange old notes
Indian people queue outside a bank as they wait to deposit and exchange 500 and 1000 rupee notes in Allahabad on November 15, 2016. India is to use indelible ink to prevent people from exchanging old notes more than once, the government said, a week after the withdrawal of high-value banknotes from circulation in a crackdown on 'black money'. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)