Musicians play their instruments as they sit in the middle of a road littered with metro tickets at a roadblock set up by anti-government protesters in Caracas on Thursday.
Musicians play their instruments as they sit in the middle of a road littered with metro tickets at a roadblock set up by anti-government protesters in Caracas on Thursday. Ariana Cubillos AP
Musicians play their instruments as they sit in the middle of a road littered with metro tickets at a roadblock set up by anti-government protesters in Caracas on Thursday. Ariana Cubillos AP

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