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In pictures: Long queues at stations ahead of Kuwait fuel hike

Kuwaiti cabinet decided to raise petrol prices by more than 80 percent from September 1 as part of economic reforms aimed at countering falling oil revenues

In pictures: Long queues at stations ahead of Kuwait fuel hike
Kuwaitis queue up to fill their cars with fuel at a petrol station in Kuwait City on August 31, 2016 on the eve of increased petrol prices. The Kuwaiti cabinet decided on August 1, 2016 to raise petrol prices by more than 80 percent from September 1 as part of economic reforms aimed at countering falling oil revenues. These are the first increases in heavily subsidised petrol prices in the OPEC member for almost two decades. The oil-rich Gulf state liberalised the prices of diesel and kerosene in January 2015 and revises their prices monthly. (Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Long queues at stations ahead of Kuwait fuel hike
Kuwaitis queue up to fill their cars with fuel at a petrol station in Kuwait City on August 31, 2016 on the eve of increased petrol prices. The Kuwaiti cabinet decided on August 1, 2016 to raise petrol prices by more than 80 percent from September 1 as part of economic reforms aimed at countering falling oil revenues. These are the first increases in heavily subsidised petrol prices in the OPEC member for almost two decades. The oil-rich Gulf state liberalised the prices of diesel and kerosene in January 2015 and revises their prices monthly. (Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Long queues at stations ahead of Kuwait fuel hike
Kuwaitis queue up to fill their cars with fuel at a petrol station in Kuwait City on August 31, 2016 on the eve of increased petrol prices. The Kuwaiti cabinet decided on August 1, 2016 to raise petrol prices by more than 80 percent from September 1 as part of economic reforms aimed at countering falling oil revenues. These are the first increases in heavily subsidised petrol prices in the OPEC member for almost two decades. The oil-rich Gulf state liberalised the prices of diesel and kerosene in January 2015 and revises their prices monthly. (Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Long queues at stations ahead of Kuwait fuel hike
Kuwaitis queue up to fill their cars with fuel at a petrol station in Kuwait City on August 30, 2016. (Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Long queues at stations ahead of Kuwait fuel hike
Kuwaitis queue up to fill their cars with fuel at a petrol station in Kuwait City on August 30, 2016. (Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images)