Customers shop at a Timberland store at Venice Street in Benghazi November 7, 2013. Benghazi sits at the heart of an autonomy movement resisting central government authority and taking over eastern ... more 
Customers shop at a Timberland store at Venice Street in Benghazi November 7, 2013. Benghazi sits at the heart of an autonomy movement resisting central government authority and taking over eastern ports to choke off nearly half of the OPEC nation's oil shipments in a push for more independence. But that lawlessness has not hindered the arrival of expensive outlets and a three-floor mall. Venice Street, as it is called by locals, was once a dull backstreet. A year ago, retailers turned it into a buzzing commercial strip. Picture taken November 7, 2013. To match Feature LIBYA-ECONOMY-EAST/ REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS) less 
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Reuters | Photo By ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI / REUTERS
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