Day In Pictures 8-18-11

This August 10, 2011 file photo shows a trader as he reacts to the market downfall on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the closing bell. US stock markets plunged more than four percent on August 18, 2011 after Wall Street investment bank Morgan Stanley warned that the United States and Europe were on the brink of a new recession. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 4.1 percent, while the broader S&P 500 dropped 4.4 percent and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite plunged 4.7 percent after about 50 minutes of trading.

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This August 10, 2011 file photo shows a trader as he reacts to the market downfall on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the closing bell. US stock markets plunged more than four percent on August 18, 2011 after Wall Street investment bank Morgan Stanley warned that the United States and Europe were on the brink of a new recession. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 4.1 percent, while the broader S&P 500 dropped 4.4 percent and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite plunged 4.7 percent after about 50 minutes of trading.

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