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Greeks struggle to adjust to shuttered banks, closed cash machines and a climate of rumours and conspiracy theories as a breakdown in talks between Athens and its creditors plunged the country deep into crisis.

Pensioners hoping to get their pensions at a closed National Bank branch argue with a bank employee (L) in Iraklio on the island of Crete.

Reuters

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Pensioners queue at a closed branch of the Greek National bank in Thessaloniki as Greece ordered its banks to shut for one week and imposed capital controls today.

Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images

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Vallia (L), a 75-year-old pensioner from Athens, holds onto the door of a branch of the National Bank of Greece hoping to get her pension.

Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

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Giorgos, a 77-year-old pensioner from Athens, sits outside a branch of the National Bank of Greece as he waits along with dozens of other pensioners, hoping to get their pensions cheques.

Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

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A bank manager explains the dire financial situation to pensioners waiting outside a branch of the National Bank of Greece in Thessaloniki.

Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters

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A woman (R) holds cash after completing a transaction at an ATM outside a National Bank branch in Athens.

Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

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A notice at a petrol station reads "NO Fuel" in Athens, Greece.

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A woman waits for clients in a Greek souvenir shop in the touristic area of Plaka in central Athens.

Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP

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A pensioner sits outside the metal shutters of a closed Eurobank Ergasias SA bank branch in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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A pensioner waits outside a branch of the National Bank of Greece to get his pension.

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