The best photograph of Cyprus's nonexistent bank run

We here at Foreign Policy had been preparing for the day Cyprus's banks reopened by collecting pictures of bank runs from around the world -- on the chance that this morning we'd wake up to long lines of frantic depositors.

But with headlines like "Euro Rises Amid Cyprus Calm"  and "All Is Calm as Cyprus Banks Re-Open After 12 Days," that idea has sort of fizzled out. (Come back to this space next time there really is a bank run, though, for some great pictures!)

So instead, we present you with this: a Cyprus so calm that a man feels comfortable standing in front of a bank with a parrot on his head. 


Yiannis Kourtoglou/AFP/Getty Images


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