Photo Essay: Crash of the Titans

With Lehman Brothers going bankrupt, AIG needing a dramatic $85 billion rescue, and other financial giants tottering, it’s been a rough week for the masters of the universe.

Mourning: The worlds financial markets took a beating this week after Lehman Brothers, once the fourth-largest investment bank in the United States, declared bankruptcy. Above, employees head to work near the Bank of England in London on Sept. 18.

Mourning: The worlds financial markets took a beating this week after Lehman Brothers, once the fourth-largest investment bank in the United States, declared bankruptcy. Above, employees head to work near the Bank of England in London on Sept. 18.

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