The collapse of Lehman Brothers - in September 2008 - was the biggest bankruptcy in US corporate history. The bank had incurred losses of billions of dollars in the US mortgage market.
The resulting shockwave that week was far reaching - with share prices plunging around the world, and other financial companies coming perilously close to the same fate as Lehmans'.
Here - with the help of BBC Radio reports from that week - see how events unfolded.
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Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 14 September 2009.
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