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  •  - Demonstrators stand outside Milan's Stock Exchange Palace during a demonstration in Milan

    Demonstrators stand outside Milan's Stock Exchange Palace during a demonstration in Milan

    Posted: 9/6/2011 8:33:12 AM EST
    Demonstrators stand outside Milan's Stock Exchange Palace during a demonstration in Milan, September 6, 2011. Italian workers striking against government spending cuts on Tuesday warned protests may escalate in coming months when austerity measures bite. REUTERS/Paolo Bona (ITALY - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - A demonstrator holds a placard during a demonstration downtown in Milan

    A demonstrator holds a placard during a demonstration downtown in Milan

    Posted: 9/6/2011 8:10:15 AM EST
    A demonstrator holds a placard during a demonstration downtown in Milan, September 6, 2011. Italian workers striking against government spending cuts on Tuesday warned protests may escalate in coming months when austerity measures bite. The placard reads "Buffoon". REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (ITALY - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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    Posted: 7/12/2011 6:01:19 PM EST
    FLOOD BUYOUTS 2 071211: A map showing government spending on flood-related buyout projects, and charting out the states with the highest number of properties purchased.
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    Posted: 7/12/2011 4:20:57 PM EST
    A map showing government spending on flood-related buyout projects, and charting out the states with the highest number of properties purchased.
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    Posted: 7/11/2011 5:21:53 PM EST
    A sign welcomes people to Independence, Iowa July 6, 2011. Only two weeks after announcing she was seeking the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann is already looking like the candidate to beat in Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses in February. The Minnesota congresswoman is tapping into the same vein of voter discontent at government spending that drove Republican victories at midterm elections last year. To match Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/BACHMANN REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY ELECTIONS)
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    Posted: 7/11/2011 5:20:27 PM EST
    Janet Lyons, Executive Director of Alternatives Pregnancy Center, gestures as she speaks about her faith inside the Alternatives Pregnancy Center, about 20 miles (32 km) from Independence, Iowa, in presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann's (R-MN) hometown of Waterloo, Iowa July 6, 2011. Only two weeks after announcing she was seeking the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann is already looking like the candidate to beat in Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses in February. The Minnesota congresswoman is tapping into the same vein of voter discontent at government spending that drove Republican victories at midterm elections last year. To match Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/BACHMANN REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY HEALTH ELECTIONS)
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    Posted: 7/11/2011 5:19:17 PM EST
    Katie Busker, 30, clips coupons as her son, Austin Spiker, 6, plays with Legos at the dinner table in Independence, Iowa July 5, 2011. Only two weeks after announcing she was seeking the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann is already looking like the candidate to beat in Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses in February. The Minnesota congresswoman is tapping into the same vein of voter discontent at government spending that drove Republican victories at midterm elections last year. To match Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/BACHMANN REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY ELECTIONS)
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    Posted: 7/11/2011 5:18:07 PM EST
    Merlin Dodge climbs over a fence after feeding his goats at his home in Independence, Iowa in this photo taken July 5, 2011. Merlin Dodge drives 300 miles (483 km) a day delivering feed to hog farms around Independence, Iowa, for a mill located just outside town that grinds between 250 to 300 tons a day. Only two weeks after announcing she was seeking the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann is already looking like the candidate to beat in Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses in February. The Minnesota congresswoman is tapping into the same vein of voter discontent at government spending that drove Republican victories at midterm elections last year. To match Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/BACHMANN REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS ELECTIONS)
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    Posted: 7/11/2011 5:16:37 PM EST
    (From L to R) Carla Reynolds, 45, holds hands with Virginia Kuper, 72, as they pray with Sandra Shonka, 62, and other members of Hope Wesleyan Church during their Morning Perks prayer meeting at a local coffee shop in Independence, Iowa July 5, 2011. Only two weeks after announcing she was seeking the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann is already looking like the candidate to beat in Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses in February. The Minnesota congresswoman is tapping into the same vein of voter discontent at government spending that drove Republican victories at midterm elections last year. To match feature USA-CAMPAIGN/BACHMANN REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION)
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    Posted: 7/11/2011 5:12:53 PM EST
    U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) addresses her hometown crowd at an event the day before the official announcement of her entering the 2012 presidential race, in Waterloo, Iowa June 26, 2011. Only two weeks after announcing she was seeking the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann is already looking like the candidate to beat in Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses in February. The Minnesota congresswoman is tapping into the same vein of voter discontent at government spending that drove Republican victories at midterm elections last year. To match Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/BACHMANN REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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    Posted: 7/11/2011 5:11:48 PM EST
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) greets supporters after she launched her campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination in her childhood hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, June 27, 2011. Only two weeks after announcing she was seeking the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann is already looking like the candidate to beat in Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses in February. The Minnesota congresswoman is tapping into the same vein of voter discontent at government spending that drove Republican victories at midterm elections last year. To match Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/BACHMANN REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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    Posted: 7/11/2011 5:08:42 PM EST
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) addresses a gathering of supporters to formally launch her campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination in her childhood hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, June 27, 2011. Only two weeks after announcing she was seeking the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann is already looking like the candidate to beat in Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses in February. The Minnesota congresswoman is tapping into the same vein of voter discontent at government spending that drove Republican victories at midterm elections last year. To match Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/BACHMANN REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - A statue named "Forward" is draped in pink to symbolize a pink slip as protestors return to occupy the state Capitol

    A statue named "Forward" is draped in pink to symbolize a pink slip as protestors return to occupy the state Capitol

    Posted: 6/14/2011 2:32:11 PM EST
    A statue named "Forward" is draped in pink to symbolize a pink slip as protestors return to occupy the state Capitol, June 14, 2011 as the Wisconsin State Assembly takes up the budget bill that was proposed from Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker in Madison. Walker, whose bid to reduce public employee union bargaining power as well as to trim Government spending in order to bring down the states debt, has triggered public protests at the State Capitol Building. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Protesters return to occupy the state Capitol as Wisconsin State Assembly takes up the budget bill that was proposed from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at the state Capitol in Madison Wisconsin

    Protesters return to occupy the state Capitol as Wisconsin State Assembly takes up the budget bill that was proposed from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at the state Capitol in Madison Wisconsin

    Posted: 6/14/2011 2:31:05 PM EST
    Protesters return to occupy the state Capitol as Wisconsin State Assembly takes up the budget bill that was proposed from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at the state Capitol in Madison Wisconsin June 14, 2011. Wisconsin Governor Walker, whose bid to reduce public employee union bargaining power as well as to trim Government spending in order to bring down the states debt has triggered public protests at the State Capitol Building. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Protesters return to occupy the state Capitol June 14, 2011 as the Wisconsin State Assembly takes up the budget bill that was proposed from Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker in Madison

    Protesters return to occupy the state Capitol June 14, 2011 as the Wisconsin State Assembly takes up the budget bill that was proposed from Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker in Madison

    Posted: 6/14/2011 2:28:29 PM EST
    Protesters return to occupy the state Capitol June 14, 2011 as the Wisconsin State Assembly takes up the budget bill that was proposed from Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker in Madison. Walker, whose bid to reduce public employee union bargaining power as well as to trim Government spending in order to bring down the states debt, has triggered public protests at the State Capitol Building. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Protesters return to occupy the state Capitol area June 14, 2011 as the Wisconsin State Assembly takes up the budget bill that was proposed from Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker at the

    Protesters return to occupy the state Capitol area June 14, 2011 as the Wisconsin State Assembly takes up the budget bill that was proposed from Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker at the

    Posted: 6/14/2011 2:26:28 PM EST
    Protesters return to occupy the state Capitol area June 14, 2011 as the Wisconsin State Assembly takes up the budget bill that was proposed from Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker at the state Capitol in Madison. Walker, whose bid to reduce public employee union bargaining power as well as to trim government spending in order to bring down the states debt, has triggered public protests at the State Capitol Building. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Protesters return to occupy the state Capitol as the Wisconsin State Assembly takes up the budget bill that was proposed from Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker at the state Capitol in Madison

    Protesters return to occupy the state Capitol as the Wisconsin State Assembly takes up the budget bill that was proposed from Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker at the state Capitol in Madison

    Posted: 6/14/2011 2:25:26 PM EST
    Protesters return to occupy the state Capitol June 14, 2011 as the Wisconsin State Assembly takes up the budget bill that was proposed from Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker at the state Capitol in Madison. Walker, whose bid to reduce public employee union bargaining power as well as to trim government spending in order to bring down the states debt, has triggered public protests at the State Capitol Building. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Protesters return to occupy the state Capitol June 14, 2011 as the Wisconsin State Assembly takes up the budget bill that was proposed from Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker in Madison

    Protesters return to occupy the state Capitol June 14, 2011 as the Wisconsin State Assembly takes up the budget bill that was proposed from Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker in Madison

    Posted: 6/14/2011 2:24:32 PM EST
    Protesters return to occupy the state Capitol June 14, 2011 as the Wisconsin State Assembly takes up the budget bill that was proposed from Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker in Madison. Walker, whose bid to reduce public employee union bargaining power as well as to trim Government spending in order to bring down the states debt, has triggered public protests at the State Capitol Building. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Protesters return to occupy the state Capitol June 14, 2011 as the Wisconsin State Assembly takes up the budget bill that was proposed from Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker in Madison

    Protesters return to occupy the state Capitol June 14, 2011 as the Wisconsin State Assembly takes up the budget bill that was proposed from Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker in Madison

    Posted: 6/14/2011 2:20:41 PM EST
    Protesters return to occupy the state Capitol June 14, 2011 as the Wisconsin State Assembly takes up the budget bill that was proposed from Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker in Madison. Walker, whose bid to reduce public employee union bargaining power as well as to trim Government spending in order to bring down the states debt, has triggered public protests at the State Capitol Building. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - A man holds a flag as protesters return to occupy the state Capitol as Wisconsin State Assembly takes up the budget bill that was proposed from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at the state Capitol in

    A man holds a flag as protesters return to occupy the state Capitol as Wisconsin State Assembly takes up the budget bill that was proposed from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at the state Capitol in

    Posted: 6/14/2011 2:19:00 PM EST
    A man holds a flag as protesters return to occupy the state Capitol as Wisconsin State Assembly takes up the budget bill that was proposed from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at the state Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin June 14, 2011. Wisconsin Governor Walker, whose bid to reduce public employee union bargaining power as well as to trim Government spending in order to bring down the states debt has triggered public protests at the State Capitol Building. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)