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Kadhafi-era Jamaiyat shops survive Libyan revolution

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The Libyan government's 2013 budget scraps food subsidies, replacing them with cash handouts to families. But state-sponsored "jamaiyat" shops that date from the former regime are still operating. Every Libyan family can go once a month to its local shop and buy essential goods. One Tripoli man shows us how.