A bakery worker waits while a smart card reader is processing while other wait in line for subsidised bread in the Suez Canal city of Port Said, 170 km (106 miles) northeast of Cairo, February 24, ... more 
A bakery worker waits while a smart card reader is processing while other wait in line for subsidised bread in the Suez Canal city of Port Said, 170 km (106 miles) northeast of Cairo, February 24, 2014. A device resembling a credit card swiper is revolutionizing some of Egypt's politically explosive bread lines and may help achieve the impossible -- cutting crippling food import bills. Authorities who hope to avoid protests over subsidized loaves sold for the equivalent of one U.S. cent have turned to smart cards to try to manage the corrupt and wasteful bread supply chain that has been untouchable for decades. Picture taken February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (EGYPT - Tags: FOOD BUSINESS) less 
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Reuters | Photo By MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY / REUTERS
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