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Routine Commute Masks Wall of Worries for Cash-Strapped Greeks

Commuters at Larissa station in Athens.

Commuters at Larissa station in Athens.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

On her train commute this morning, on the first day of life under capital controls, Maria was struck by the climate of normalcy.

“It’s just a day like every other day so far,” said the 44-year-old financial consultant, who declined to give her last name. “If I didn’t know there was a crisis in Greece, I wouldn’t have been able to tell the difference today from any other day.”