Currency switcher in magento left or right sidebar

Need to show the drop down of currency in the sidebar ?

Below code will displays the currency drop down on left and right sidebar.
Open the directory.xml file in the layout folder (app/design/frontend/default/default/layout/directory.xml) and add the following code to it.

<default>
<!– Mage_Catalog –>
<reference name=”left”>
<block type=”directory/currency” name=”currency” before=”cart_sidebar” template=”directory/currency.phtml”/>
</reference>
<reference name=”right”>
<block type=”directory/currency” name=”currency” before=”cart_sidebar” template=”directory/currency.phtml”/>
</reference>
</default>

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