10 days that shook Wall Street

Pundits are calling recent events the most tumultuous in U.S. history since the Great Depression. A Fortune photo essay captures the market meltdown and Washington's race for a fix.

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Lehman Brothers' downfall left 26,000 employees fearing for their jobs. A couple comforted each other on Sept. 15 near the investment bank's European headquarters in London. Barclays will absorb several thousand Lehmanites. Others won't be so lucky.
Last updated September 26 2008: 10:43 AM ET
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