Cypriots anxious as banks reopen with limits

March 28, 2013 • World News

People conduct their business in a branch of Laiki Bank in the southern port city of Limassol, Cyprus, as others, reflected in the glass watch from outside Thursday, March 28, 2013. Banks in Cyprus reopened to customers for the first time in nearly two weeks Thursday, albeit with strict restrictions on transactions, after being closed to prevent people withdrawing all their savings during the country’s acute financial crisis. Large lines had formed outside the banks ahead of the opening of banks for six hours from noon. (AP Photo/Pavlos Vrionides)

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Anxious Cypriots patiently waited in long lines to get at their accounts on Thursday after banks opened for the first time in nearly two weeks, following an international bailout to save the country’s financial system.

Fearing a run on its banks, the tiny Mediterranean country has imposed Login to read more

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