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Will somebody please leave this poor woman alone?

Granted, there are only so many ways photographers can show a stock market in decline. Still, couldn’t the folks at Getty Images leave this poor German trader alone and find someone else to use as a stand-in for an entire continent’s economic fears? Here she is earlier today, a terse, worried look on her face ...

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Granted, there are only so many ways photographers can show a stock market in decline. Still, couldn't the folks at Getty Images leave this poor German trader alone and find someone else to use as a stand-in for an entire continent's economic fears?

Here she is earlier today, a terse, worried look on her face as Germany's DAX Index plunges to its lowest point since July 2006:

Mario Vedder/Getty Images

Granted, there are only so many ways photographers can show a stock market in decline. Still, couldn’t the folks at Getty Images leave this poor German trader alone and find someone else to use as a stand-in for an entire continent’s economic fears?

Here she is earlier today, a terse, worried look on her face as Germany’s DAX Index plunges to its lowest point since July 2006:

Mario Vedder/Getty Images

Here she was on Sept. 30 as the DAX crossed below 6,000 points:

THOMAS LOHNES/AFP/Getty Images

Here she was looking cautiously optimistic on Sept. 19 as the Dax rose on news of the Wall St. bailout:

THOMAS LOHNES/AFP/Getty Images

And here she was pursing her lips disapprovingly on a particularly grim Sept. 16, in a photo that made the front page of the Financial Times:

THOMAS LOHNES/AFP/Getty Images

I bet she wishes she can go back to the days of Sept. 15, when she could do her job in relative obscurity:

Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images

UPDATE: The woman’s name is Simone Wallmeyer. The Independent interviewed her Friday. “I’m afraid I get photographed because of the board rather than me,” she told the paper.

(Thanks to a sharp-eyed Passport reader for the name.)

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