15 November 2016

India struggles as millions throng banks to swap currency

Indians stand in queues at a bank to exchange or deposit discontinued currency notes in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. Chaotic scenes played out across India with long lines growing even longer and scuffles breaking out, as millions of anxious people tried to change old currency notes that became worthless days earlier when the government demonetized high-value bills.
India's government said Tuesday it will use indelible ink to mark the fingers of people swapping scrapped currency notes at banks as authorities struggle to deal with the bedlam caused by the sudden demonetizing of the country's highest-denomination bills.