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Scenes from rattled markets around the world

Trader Frank Cannarozzo takes a breather on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (Richard Drew / Associated Press)
Traders and specialists work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (Jason Szenes / EPA)
A trader anxiously watches the data at the NYSE. (Jason Szenes / EPA)
A screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the Federal Reserve’s three-quarter-point rate cut, made before the start of trading. (Richard Drew / Associated Press)
An investor monitors indexes at a private stock exchange in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As in many other countries, stocks were being sold off amid fears of a U.S. recession. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Brazilian traders negotiate in the dollar pit at the Mercantile & Futures Exchange (BM&F) in Sao Paulo. (Mauricio Lima / AFP/Getty Images)
A Chinese investor reads notices in front of a stock price board at a private securities firm in Shanghai. (Mark Ralston / AFP/Getty Images)