Choking stocks ... a trader gestures on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange , as stocks took a nosedive in reaction the rejection of the $700 billion rescue package.
Scorn losses ... trader Alana Muschong gestures as she works in the S&P 500 futures trading pit at the CME Group in Chicago.
Thumbs down ... share trader Thomas Holler gives his forecast on share price development on the trading floor of the Frankfurt stock exchange.
First pinch ... a broker looks up from the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Wall Street plunged 370 points after investors saw an unexpected contraction in the service sector, signalling a recession.
Shizen houzen ... a German broker reacts at the stock exchange in Frankfurt. European stock markets fell again as a result of the US financial crisis.
Fingers crossed ... keeping hope, brokers work on the floor of the Brazilian Mercantile and Futures Exchange in Sao Paulo. Brazil's main stock index plummeted more than 10 per cent in early trading after steep declines in Asia, Europe. Other Latin America markets fell sharply as well.
'How can this be?' ... an onlooker reacts as he watches stock prices fall on a screen on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai.
Slim pickings ... brokers work on the trading floor in Indonesia Stock Exchange in Jakarta. Indonesian shares rebounded 6.4 per cent on October 14, in line with stronger stock prices in the US.
Oh gosh ... a broker reacts as he works on the floor of the Brazilian Mercantile and Futures Exchange in Sao Paulo .
Thinking, thinking ... a trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange looks up at the opening numbers .
'Tell me I'm dreaming' ... trader Christopher Morie works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Holy $%#! ... a share trader reacts to share price development at the Frankfurt stock exchange.
Lost hope ... a trader rubs his eyes as he pauses outside the New York Stock Exchange following the end of the trading session.
Major pains ... a Saudi trader reacts in to the market crash. Officials said the oil-rich Kingdom is facing no liquidity problem and ruled out any negative effect on its economy from the global credit crisis.
Long faces ... a trader rubs his face while working on stock exchange.
Shock horror ... trader Bradley Silverman watches the numbers as he works on the New York Stock Exchange floor.
Brother where art tho? ... traders work on the main floor of the BM&F Bovespa stock exchange market in Sao Paulo.
Come on' ... a trader hopes it all will pay off as he watches the screens on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.