Bank queues in the Czech and Slovak republics for new currency

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Czechs queue to surrender banknotes at a bank in central Prague ahead of the issue of a new currency to replace the Czechoslovak crown. Banks in the Czech and Slovak republics, components of the former Czechoslovakia, are endorsing banknotes so they can be exchanged later for the new currency.

Photograph: David Brauchli/ AP

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