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Feb 5, 2015

The World Fills Up

The World Fills Up

With oil prices having dropped by more than half in a year oil producing nations are feeling the pinch, but drivers are feeling a fatter wallet in their back pocket.
Reuters photographers from Mali to Mexico have shot a series of new pictures of fuel stations. Whether it is plastic bottles by the roadside in Malaysia or a futuristic forecourt in Los Angeles, fuel stations help define our world.

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A worker prepares to fill a car at a gas station close to Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

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Fuel pumps are seen at a filling station in Bamako JOE PENNEY/REUTERS

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A fuel pump is seen in front of a Public House in the village of Malin in County Donegal CATHAL MCNAUGHTON/REUTERS

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A man fills up his 1976 Chevy Nova with gasoline at a PDVSA gas station in Caracas JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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Fuel prices are seen displayed on a fuel pump at PetroChina's solar-powered Yizhuang gas station in Beijing KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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An Elan fuel station is seen in Gimont, southwestern France REGIS DUVIGNAU/REUTERS

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Barrels filled with fuel are displayed for sale in Aleppo NOUR KELZE/Reuters

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A vintage Shell sign is seen illuminated at a Shell gas station in Cambridge, Massachusetts BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS

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Petrol is seen for sale at a jungle smallholding in Hulu Langat OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS

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A statue of St. George slaying a dragon is seen outside the fuel station in the village of Izveshchatelnyy, south of Stavropol EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

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A diesel pump is seen at a privately operated fuel station in Gasse near Lake Tegernsee MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Solar panels are seen at PetroChina's solar-powered Yizhuang gas station in Beijing KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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A gorilla statue is seen on top of a building in front of a Shell petrol station in Tokyo Toru Hanai/REUTERS

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A worker fills up a car with fuel at a gas station in Caracas JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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People are seen at a petrol station in Cairo MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY/REUTERS

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Fuel pumps are seen at a Total petrol station on Bautzener Strasse, built in 1925, in Dresden FABRIZIO BENSCH/REUTERS

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The Helios House gas station is pictured in Los Angeles, California MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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A camel rests at a fuel station in the Judean desert near the West Bank city of Jericho BAZ RATNER/REUTERS

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Taxis are seen at a Pemex gas station in Mexico City EDGARD GARRIDO/REUTERS

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Cars are seen at the Grade II listed BP petrol station designed by Eliot Noyes in the 1960's at Birstall DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

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A Palestinian boy fills containers with fuel as he sits on a motorcycle at a petrol station in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA/REUTERS

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A fuel station outside Almaty is seen against the backdrop of the Tien Shan mountains SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/Reuters

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A fuel pump is seen at a filling station in Bamako JOE PENNEY/REUTERS

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A vintage car with its bonnet raised is seen parked at a gas station along the the seafront boulevard "El Malecon" in Havana ALEXANDRE MENEGHINI/REUTERS

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An employee of Bharat Petroleum sits next to a fuel pump at a fuel station in Mumbai DANISH SIDDIQUI/REUTERS

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A floating gas station for small and medium vessels is seen in the middle of the Rio Negro river, near the Port of Panair in Manaus in Amazonas state BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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