A grim Christmas as Zimbabweans queue for cash

Outside a foreign currency exchange in Zimbabwe’s capital, people desperate for U.S. dollars were pushed up against each other. Advertisements on Christmas specials and posters urging COVID-19 prevention measures amid an omicron variant-driven surge are scattered across the city. But when putting food on the table is not a given, worries about whether to gather with family members for the holiday or heed public announcements urging COVID-19 precautions take a back seat.

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