A woman looks at a shop window advertising a sale in downtown Madrid

 
A woman looks at a shop window advertising a sale in downtown Madrid
A woman looks at a shop window advertising a sale in downtown Madrid January 16, 2012. Standard & Poor's stripped France of its top AAA rating on Friday and carried out a mass downgrade of half the nations in the euro zone, a move that may complicate European efforts to solve a two-year old debt crisis. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN - Tags: BUSINESS)