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Cyprus bank worker thanks customers for 'understanding'

Laiki bank worker Stelios Koukos has tweeted his relief after a busy first day back at work after Cyprus banks reopened today:

Laiki is the bank in the worst state in Cyprus.

Cyprus financial restrictions 'lifted in a month'

Cyprus expects to fully lift the regime of financial restrictions on its banks in "about a month," Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides said.

"A number of restrictions will be lifted and gradually, probably over a period of about a month according to the estimates of the central bank, the restrictions will be fully lifted," Kasoulides told reporters.

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Cyprus president thanks public for banks response

Cyprus president Nicos Anstasiades has tweeted his thanks to the Cypriot people who he says have acted with "maturity and collectedness" as the country's banks reopened after being closed for almost two weeks, amid the country's financial crisis:

Cyprus bank customers queue to get hold of their cash

Customers are queuing to get inside Laiki bank in Lakatamia, just outside Nicosia. The bank delayed its opening today due to "technical reasons". Customers are now being allowed inside in small groups.

Banks in Cyprus are being reopened today after being closed for almost two weeks, amid the country's financial crisis. Customers are being restricted on the amount of cash they can withdraw from their accounts.

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Cypriots wait to get their hands on cash as banks reopen

Minor queues are starting to form outside banks in suburbs of Nicosia. Thequeues are mainly those without bank cards who have been unable to use ATMsduring bank closures.

Queues are forming outside Cypriot banks after two-week closure. Credit: ITV News/Darren Burn
Queues of people - mainly without credit cards - are waiting to get their hands on their money in Cyprus. Credit: ITV News/Darren Burn
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