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Oct 12, 2018

Caracas’s Longest Lines, Turkey’s Inflation Battle, and United Populists: Political Focus I Bloomberg




Among the best political images from our photographers this week are those showing the longest queue in Caracas (the one to get out of Venezuela), the front lines of Turkey’s battle against inflation, and Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and French nationalist Marine Le Pen discussing their war on the European Union.
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Rapper Kanye West and U.S. President Donald Trump during an Oct. 11 meeting at the White House. They talked about topics including West’s contract with  Adidas, overhauling prison sentences, replacing Air Force One with a hydrogen-powered plane. Hours after West held court in the Oval Office, another celebrity who came to Washington on Thursday, Robert De Niro, mused about how to find a new leader.
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg 
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Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and French nationalist Marine Le Pen ahead of speaking at the Economic Growth And Social Prospects In A Europe Of Nations event in Rome on Oct. 8. Salvini said Europe's real enemy is Jean-Claude Juncker and the Brussels bureaucracy that pushes budget restrictions and open borders. “With Matteo Salvini, we don’t fight against Europe, we fight against the European Union, it has become a totalitarian system,” Le Pen said.
Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg 
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This is the longest line in Caracas, a city notorious for them. The people aren’t marking time for bread or medicine or car parts or water, they’re queuing up for passports. This is the line to get out.