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These Pictures Show Just How Severe Venezuela's Massive Blackouts Are

As many as 17 people have died in massive power blackouts across Venezuela, which have left hospitals without power and led to shortages in gas, food, and water.

Posted on March 11, 2019, at 2:02 p.m. ET

View of the Chacao neighborhood during a power blackout in Caracas on March 7. The government of Nicolás Maduro denounced a "sabotage" against the main electric power dam in the country.
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View of the Chacao neighborhood during a power blackout in Caracas on March 7. The government of Nicolás Maduro denounced a "sabotage" against the main electric power dam in the country.

Relatives of a patient walk in the darkened hall of a clinic with a candle lighting the way during a power outage in Caracas on March 7.
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Relatives of a patient walk in the darkened hall of a clinic with a candle lighting the way during a power outage in Caracas on March 7.

Night view of a street during a blackout in the city of Barquisimeto on March 7.
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Night view of a street during a blackout in the city of Barquisimeto on March 7.

Women look out from an apartment building during a blackout in Caracas on March 7.
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Women look out from an apartment building during a blackout in Caracas on March 7.

Police direct vehicles at an intersection in Caracas where traffic lights are down.
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Police direct vehicles at an intersection in Caracas where traffic lights are down.

Venezuelans form long lines to refuel their vehicles in one of the few PDV gas stations in Caracas with power.
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Venezuelans form long lines to refuel their vehicles in one of the few PDV gas stations in Caracas with power.

People queue to collect potable water in Caracas on March 10 during the third day of a massive power outage that has left Venezuelans without communications, electricity, and water.
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People queue to collect potable water in Caracas on March 10 during the third day of a massive power outage that has left Venezuelans without communications, electricity, and water.

A tree is decorated with banknotes that are worthless as a result of inflation as people line up at a gas station in Caracas on March 10.
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A tree is decorated with banknotes that are worthless as a result of inflation as people line up at a gas station in Caracas on March 10.

A woman and a child take pictures of a damaged power substation of state-owned electricity company Corpoelec in Caracas where explosions of an unknown cause took place early on March 11.
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A woman and a child take pictures of a damaged power substation of state-owned electricity company Corpoelec in Caracas where explosions of an unknown cause took place early on March 11.

People steal gasoline from a car in Caracas.
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People steal gasoline from a car in Caracas.

Damage is seen in a supermarket after it was looted in Caracas on March 10.
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Damage is seen in a supermarket after it was looted in Caracas on March 10.

Damaged goods are left on a supermarket floor after it was looted in Caracas.
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Damaged goods are left on a supermarket floor after it was looted in Caracas.

A woman is detained by security forces after looting broke out in Caracas on March 10.
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A woman is detained by security forces after looting broke out in Caracas on March 10.


People detained by security forces lie on the street after looting broke out in Caracas.
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People detained by security forces lie on the street after looting broke out in Caracas.

A man is handcuffed by security forces after being caught looting in Caracas.
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A man is handcuffed by security forces after being caught looting in Caracas.

A woman lies on a bed at a health center in Caracas on March 9. Power in the health center is supplied by a generator.
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A woman lies on a bed at a health center in Caracas on March 9. Power in the health center is supplied by a generator.

A patient looks out from a window at the Miguel Pérez Carreño hospital in Caracas on March 9.
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A patient looks out from a window at the Miguel Pérez Carreño hospital in Caracas on March 9.

People stand on a dark corridor at the Miguel Pérez Carreño hospital.
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People stand on a dark corridor at the Miguel Pérez Carreño hospital.

Journalists use their smartphones during a power outage in Caracas.
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Journalists use their smartphones during a power outage in Caracas.

An apartment in Caracas is illuminated by candlelight on March 10.
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An apartment in Caracas is illuminated by candlelight on March 10.

Elvia Helena Lozano is reflected on a mirror as she uses a kerosene lamp during a power outage at her home in Caracas.
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Elvia Helena Lozano is reflected on a mirror as she uses a kerosene lamp during a power outage at her home in Caracas.


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