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In pictures: Sadness as Abu Dhabi groceries shutdown

January 13, 2013

A man walks by the Babil Foodstuff Est., a recently closed convenience store. Silvia Razgova/The National
A man walks by the Babil Foodstuff Est., a recently closed convenience store. 
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People walk by the Mubaris Foodstuff, a recently closed convenience store another victim of the cull on shops which did not meet new regulations in Abu Dhabi. Silvia Razgova/The National
People walk by the Mubaris Foodstuff, a recently closed convenience store another victim of the cull on shops which did not meet new regulations in Abu Dhabi. Silvia Razgova/The National
The Abu Sultan Grocery, a recently closed convenience store in the city block between Airport and Muroor, and Delma and Mohamed Bin Khalifa streets in Abu Dhabi. Silvia Razgova/The National
The Abu Sultan Grocery, a recently closed convenience store in the city block between Airport and Muroor, and Delma and Mohamed Bin Khalifa streets in Abu Dhabi. Silvia Razgova/The National
Another closure with the Suheeb Grocery forced to shutdown. Silvia Razgova/The National
Another closure with the Suheeb Grocery forced to shutdown. Silvia Razgova/The National
Men finish with their prayers at a mosque near by the Malabar Grocery which was another closure.Silvia Razgova/The National
Men finish with their prayers at a mosque near by the Malabar Grocery which was another closure.Silvia Razgova/The National
The Modern Badariya Grocery also recently closed in the city block between Airport and Muroor, and Delma and Mohamed Bin Khalifa streets in Abu Dhabi. Silvia Razgova/The National
The Modern Badariya Grocery also recently closed  in the city block between Airport and Muroor, and Delma and Mohamed Bin Khalifa streets in Abu Dhabi. 
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A man sits by the Al Hadad Food Store which once catered to a community but is now shut. Silvia Razgova/The National
A man sits by the Al Hadad Food Store which once catered to a community but is now shut.
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Farooq Ahmed Grocery another of the long line of closures in the Tanker Mai community. Silvia Razgova/The National
Farooq Ahmed Grocery another of the long line of closures in the Tanker Mai community.
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The Aroos al Sham Grocery has also shut its door in the city block between Airport and Muroor, and Delma and Mohamed Bin Khalifa streets in Abu Dhabi. Silvia Razgova/The National
The Aroos al Sham Grocery has also shut its door in the city block between Airport and Muroor, and Delma and Mohamed Bin Khalifa streets in Abu Dhabi.  Silvia Razgova/The National
The Shafiqa Grocery also recently closed convenience store in the city block between Airport and Muroor, and Delma and Mohamed Bin Khalifa streets in Abu Dhabi. Silvia Razgova/The National
The Shafiqa Grocery also recently closed convenience store in the city block between Airport and Muroor, and Delma and Mohamed Bin Khalifa streets in Abu Dhabi. 
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Customers once looked to the Malabar Grocer for their locals need, but now it has shut. Silvia Razgova/The National
Customers once looked to the Malabar Grocer for their locals need, but now it has shut.
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Men clear out shelving from the Al Ihtimam Grocery.Silvia Razgova/The National
Men clear out shelving from the Al Ihtimam Grocery.Silvia Razgova/The National
The Green Star Grocery, another closure for the Tanker Mai community. Silvia Razgova/The National
The Green Star Grocery, another closure for the Tanker Mai community.
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A man walks by the Green House Corner Veg. Fruits and Food Stuff which has recently closed. Silvia Razgova/The National
A man walks by the Green House Corner Veg. Fruits and Food Stuff which has recently closed.
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The Abdulrahiman Musan Supermarket no longer serves the Tanker Mai community of Abu Dhabi. Silvia Razgova/The National
The Abdulrahiman Musan Supermarket no longer serves the Tanker Mai community of Abu Dhabi. Silvia Razgova/The National
A school boy walks by the Al Bunduqiyya Grocery, a recently closed convenience store in the city block between Airport and Muroor, and Delma and Mohamed Bin Khalifa streets in Abu Dhabi. Silvia Razgova/The National
A school boy walks by the Al Bunduqiyya Grocery, a recently closed convenience store in the city block between Airport and Muroor, and Delma and Mohamed Bin Khalifa streets in Abu Dhabi. 
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