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Mass S&P downgrade as Greek debt impasse hit euro zone

Demonstrators from the left-wing Parti de Gauche political party demonstrate outside the offices of Standard and Poor's in Paris, January 13, 2012. A euro zone official said that France and Austria would lose their top-notch triple-A ratings and Slovakia would also be affected in an announcement expected later today. Banners read  "Notations Kill".    REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Demonstrators from the left-wing Parti de Gauche political party demonstrate outside the offices of Standard and Poor's in Paris, January 13, 2012. A euro zone official said that France and Austria would lose their top-notch triple-A ratings and...more

Demonstrators from the left-wing Parti de Gauche political party demonstrate outside the offices of Standard and Poor's in Paris, January 13, 2012. A euro zone official said that France and Austria would lose their top-notch triple-A ratings and Slovakia would also be affected in an announcement expected later today. Banners read "Notations Kill". REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Demonstrators from the left-wing Parti de Gauche political party demonstrate outside the offices of Standard and Poor's in Paris, January 13, 2012. Banners read  "Notations Kill".    REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Demonstrators from the left-wing Parti de Gauche political party demonstrate outside the offices of Standard and Poor's in Paris, January 13, 2012. Banners read "Notations Kill". REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Demonstrators from the left-wing Parti de Gauche political party demonstrate outside the offices of Standard and Poor's in Paris, January 13, 2012. Banners read "Notations Kill". REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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A woman walks on a map of Europe, which is part of a marble world planisphere, in Lisbon August 14, 2011.   REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro

A woman walks on a map of Europe, which is part of a marble world planisphere, in Lisbon August 14, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro

A woman walks on a map of Europe, which is part of a marble world planisphere, in Lisbon August 14, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro
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