credit downgrade Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 9/20/2011 6:50:46 AM EST
    A man walks in front of the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. Asian stocks headed lower in early trading Tuesday, held back by intensifying worries over Greece's ability to fend off a massive debt default and a credit downgrade slapped on Italy. The benchmark Nikkei 225 stock average lost 124.42 points, to end morning session at 8739.74.(AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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    Posted: 9/20/2011 6:50:46 AM EST
    A man walks in front of the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. Asian stocks headed lower in early trading Tuesday, held back by intensifying worries over Greece's ability to fend off a massive debt default and a credit downgrade slapped on Italy. The benchmark Nikkei 225 stock average lost 124.42 points, to end morning session at 8739.74.(AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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    Posted: 8/24/2011 10:40:52 AM EST
    In this Aug. 9, 2011 photo a Wall Street street sign is displayed, in New York. European stocks held on to small gains Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, shrugging off a credit downgrade of Japan that weighed on Asian markets, as investors hoped that the Federal Reserve will this week announce more stimulus for the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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    Posted: 8/10/2011 7:21:54 PM EST
    Lucy Nobbe poses for a photo at her home Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, in Kirkwood, Mo. Nobbe, a municipal bond broker and self-described Midwestern mom, hired a plane to fly a banner over New York City following the U.S. credit downgrade with the message intended for Congress reading in large red letters: "THANKS FOR THE DOWNGRADE. YOU SHOULD ALL BE FIRED!" (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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    Posted: 8/10/2011 7:21:53 PM EST
    Lucy Nobbe poses for a photo at her home Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, in Kirkwood, Mo. Nobbe, a municipal bond broker and self-described Midwestern mom, hired a plane to fly a banner over New York City following the U.S. credit downgrade with the message intended for Congress reading in large red letters: "THANKS FOR THE DOWNGRADE. YOU SHOULD ALL BE FIRED!" (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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    Posted: 5/16/2011 2:25:46 PM EST
    Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou speaks at a conference hosted by Transparency International on Monday, May 9, 2011. Crisis-hit Greece suffered another credit downgrade Monday, with the agency Standard & Poors cutting the country's sovereign credit rating further into junk status. (AP Photo/ Petros Giannakouris)
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    Posted: 5/9/2011 3:40:45 PM EST
    Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou speaks at a conference hosted by Transparency International on Monday, May 9, 2011. Crisis-hit Greece suffered another credit downgrade Monday, with the agency Standard & Poors cutting the country's sovereign credit rating further into junk status.The banner background read ''The state and corruption'' (AP Photo/ Petros Giannakouris)