Belarusians check their numbers in the line to buy a foreign currency outside an exchange booth in Minsk, Belarus, Wednesday, May 25, 2011. A sharp devaluation of the Belarusian ruble has threatened ... more 
Belarusians check their numbers in the line to buy a foreign currency outside an exchange booth in Minsk, Belarus, Wednesday, May 25, 2011. A sharp devaluation of the Belarusian ruble has threatened to spread panic and social unrest as households are blocked from buying foreign currency to protect their savings. Belarusians were scrambling to buy food supplies and queuing up at currency exchange offices after the ruble lost nearly half of its official value against the dollar Tuesday, when the National Bank ordered a devaluation. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Sergei Grits
Wed, May 25, 2011 3:32 PM EDT