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U.S. Fiscal Cliff: Photos

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Democratic supporters celebrate U.S. President Barack Obama's re-election in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.

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Democratic supporters celebrate U.S. President Barack Obama's re-election in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Close

Democratic supporters celebrate U.S. President Barack Obama's re-election in front of the White House in Washington,... Read More

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U.S. President Barack Obama makes his acceptance speech during an election night rally in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Close

U.S. President Barack Obama makes his acceptance speech during an election night rally in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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A sign is displayed while job seekers attend the Veterans Affairs Job Fair in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Close

A sign is displayed while job seekers attend the Veterans Affairs Job Fair in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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At a news conference on Capitol Hill Nov. 7, U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, said all sides are “closer than many think” to a U.S. tax-code overhaul. Close

At a news conference on Capitol Hill Nov. 7, U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, said all sides are... Read More

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Stock-market volatility will increase by the end of the year as Congress delays reaching a resolution on extending spending and tax cuts until 2013, according to Pacific Investment Management Co.’s Neel Kashkari. Close

Stock-market volatility will increase by the end of the year as Congress delays reaching a resolution on extending... Read More

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Job seekers wait to enter a career fair sponsored by National Career Fairs in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Joblessness would climb to about 9 percent if the Fiscal Cliff isn’t averted, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Close

Job seekers wait to enter a career fair sponsored by National Career Fairs in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Joblessness... Read More

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Registered Nurse Natalie Jensen, left, checks on a patient in the emergency room at Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Orem, Utah, U.S. The so-called Fiscal Cliff would affect healthcare. Close

Registered Nurse Natalie Jensen, left, checks on a patient in the emergency room at Timpanogos Regional Hospital in... Read More

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Defense programs would have to absorb about $500 billion in cuts from planned spending over a decade under sequestration, unless President Barack Obama and Congress agree on action to avert the so-called Fiscal Cliff. Close

Defense programs would have to absorb about $500 billion in cuts from planned spending over a decade under... Read More

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

U.S. President Barack Obama, center, meets with congressional leaders Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, right, and House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, July 7, 2011. The blueprint for a deal to avoid a fiscal nightmare early next year may be found in the failed debt negotiations in mid-2011. Close

U.S. President Barack Obama, center, meets with congressional leaders Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat... Read More

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A detail of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building is seen in Washington, D.C., U.S. Obama has called for higher tax rates for individuals making more than $200,000 a year and married couples making more than $250,000. Boehner emphasized Republican opposition to raising income tax rates. Close

A detail of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building is seen in Washington, D.C., U.S. Obama has called for higher... Read More

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A U.S. flag hangs on the exterior of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The Congressional Budget Office has said the world’s biggest economy would slow by as much as 0.5 percent next year if Congress fails to keep the increases from the so-called fiscal cliff from taking effect. Close

A U.S. flag hangs on the exterior of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The Congressional Budget Office has said the... Read More

To see a slideshow of photos relating to the Fiscal Cliff go to {EXT7 <GO>} or click {1 <GO>}.

To contact the editor responsible for this slideshow: Wei Leng Tay Photo Editor Tel. wtay16@bloomberg.net

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