Bulgaria Cherry Thieves

June 25, 2011 - 5:30 AM
In this Thursday, June 23 , 2011 photo cherries are stored at the cherry orchards near the village of Konyovo. The government has declared a "cherry war" in the western region of Kyustendil throwing policemen and border guards against thieves who have been racing with local farmers for the lucrative cherry harvest. For years, the thieves mostly members of the local Roma community, have raided the cherry orchards during night time picking most of the fruits to make easy money at the markets in nearby cities. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)