U.S. Debt Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 8/9/2011 9:10:47 AM EST
    A shop assistant changes Russian Ruble - US Dollar exchange rate to 30 rubles per dollar at an exchange booth in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011. The Russian ruble on Tuesday lost nearly 3 percent against the US Dollar to a six-month low on the back of the U.S. debt downgrade and a sharp fall in oil prices.(AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)
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    Posted: 8/9/2011 9:10:47 AM EST
    A woman leaves an exchange booth, with the Russian Ruble exchange rate more then 29 rubles per US Dollar in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011. The Russian ruble on Tuesday lost nearly 3 percent against the US Dollar to a six-month low on the back of the U.S. debt downgrade and a sharp fall in oil prices.(AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)
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    Posted: 8/9/2011 9:10:46 AM EST
    Women walk past a display of a currency exchange bureau in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 with an exchange rate more them 30 Russian Rubles per US Dollar. The Russian ruble on Tuesday lost nearly 3 percent against the US Dollar to a six-month low on the back of the U.S. debt downgrade and a sharp fall in oil prices. (AP Photo/ Dmitry Lovetsky)
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    Posted: 8/9/2011 7:45:56 AM EST
    In this Aug. 4, 2011 photo, a trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Global stock markets sank again Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, as worries about the downgrade of U.S. debt outweighed relief at a European Central Bank pledge to buy up Italian and Spanish bonds to help the two countries avoid devastating defaults. (AP Photo/Jin Lee)
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    Posted: 8/8/2011 11:50:47 AM EST
    Losses for Greek shares are shown on a display board at the Athens Stock Exchange in Athens, Monday, Aug. 8, 2011. Greek shares were battered Monday amid renewed international uncertainty, triggered by Friday's downgrade of U.S. debt by the Standard & Poor's rations agency. Share values in crisis-hit Greece reached levels not seen since the 1990s. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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    Posted: 8/8/2011 11:50:47 AM EST
    An employee of the Athens Stock Exchange glances at a chart of stock indices in in Athens, Monday, Aug. 8, 2011. Greek shares were battered Monday amid renewed international uncertainty, triggered by Friday's downgrade of U.S. debt by the Standard & Poor's rations agency. Share values in crisis-hit Greece reached levels not seen since the 1990s. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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    Posted: 8/8/2011 11:50:46 AM EST
    An employee of the Athens Stock Exchange walks under a display board showing losses for Greek shares, in Athens, Monday, Aug. 8, 2011. Greek shares were battered Monday amid renewed international uncertainty, triggered by Friday's downgrade of U.S. debt by the Standard & Poor's rations agency. Share values in crisis-hit Greece reached levels not seen since the 1990s. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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    Posted: 8/4/2011 7:40:45 PM EST
    In this July 26, 2011, prices are listed on a marquis at an Exxon station in Greentree, Pa. Oil prices fell to near $94 a barrel Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, in Europe as worries over the state of the U.S. economy overshadowed a deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling, a move that avoids the risk of a debt default.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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    Posted: 8/2/2011 12:10:45 AM EST
    An employee of a foreign exchange firm monitors screens, with a television news reports that President Barack Obama announced U.S. debt limit deal, in Tokyo, Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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    Posted: 8/1/2011 11:50:47 AM EST
    In this July 29, 2011 photo, specialist Mario Picone, center, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Markets breathed a huge sigh of relief on Monday, Aug. 1, after President Barack Obama said U.S. lawmakers agreed to a last-minute deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling, preventing the world's largest economy from defaulting.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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    Posted: 8/1/2011 7:00:51 AM EST
    Employees of a foreign exchange firm monitor screens, with a television news reports that President Barack Obama announced U.S. debt limit deal, in Tokyo, Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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    Posted: 8/1/2011 7:00:49 AM EST
    Employees of a foreign exchange firm monitor screens, with a television news reports that President Barack Obama announced U.S. debt limit deal, in Tokyo, Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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    Posted: 7/30/2011 7:50:48 AM EST
    People sit at a currency exchange outlet in New Delhi, India, Friday, July 29, 2011. The Indian rupee ended almost flat against the U.S. dollar in a volatile trading session Thursday, weighed down by falling shares, a sluggish euro and demand for dollars from oil importers, according to news agencies. The White House and Congress are locked in a stalemate over the amount by which the U.S. debt ceiling should be raised and spending cut to help avoid a default by the world's largest economy. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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    Posted: 7/30/2011 7:50:46 AM EST
    A man counts U.S. dollars at a currency exchange outlet in New Delhi, India, Friday, July 29, 2011. The Indian rupee ended almost flat against the U.S. dollar in a volatile trading session Thursday, weighed down by falling shares, a sluggish euro and demand for dollars from oil importers, according to news agencies. The White House and Congress are locked in a stalemate over the amount by which the U.S. debt ceiling should be raised and spending cut to help avoid a default by the world's largest economy. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
  •  - President Barack Obama delivers remarks on a program to improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles in Washington

    President Barack Obama delivers remarks on a program to improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles in Washington

    Posted: 7/29/2011 2:39:03 PM EST
    President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the U.S. debt ceiling talks, from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, July 29, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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    President Barack Obama delivers remarks on a program to improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles in Washington

    Posted: 7/29/2011 2:38:49 PM EST
    President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the U.S. debt ceiling talks, from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, July 29, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed
  •  - President Barack Obama delivers remarks on a program to improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles in Washington

    President Barack Obama delivers remarks on a program to improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles in Washington

    Posted: 7/29/2011 11:37:17 AM EST
    President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the U.S. debt ceiling talks, from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, July 29, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed
  •  - President Barack Obama delivers remarks on a program to improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles in Washington

    President Barack Obama delivers remarks on a program to improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles in Washington

    Posted: 7/29/2011 11:36:37 AM EST
    President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the U.S. debt ceiling talks, from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, July 29, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed
  •  - U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the U.S. debt ceiling talks at the White House in Washington

    U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the U.S. debt ceiling talks at the White House in Washington

    Posted: 7/29/2011 11:16:58 AM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the U.S. debt ceiling talks, from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington July 29, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - U.S. President Obama delivers a statement on the U.S. debt ceiling talks, from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington

    U.S. President Obama delivers a statement on the U.S. debt ceiling talks, from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington

    Posted: 7/29/2011 11:13:37 AM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the U.S. debt ceiling talks, from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington July 29, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)