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Tuesday, 18 September, 2001, 09:41 GMT 10:41 UK
Picture gallery: Wall Street returns
The NYSE building
The NYSE building was draped with the Stars and Stripes
After its longest trading suspension since the 1930s, Wall Street returned to work on Monday. The return had both practical and symbolic value.

Among traders, brokers, and the thousands of others who work in New York's downtown financial district, the mood was grim but determined.

Government employee Allison Clavert
State government employee Allison Clavert covers her mouth as she returns to work

A checkpoint
Security around the financial centre has been stepped up, with checkpoints at key junctions

Workers in the Wall Street area
Despite the state of emergency, the vast majority of downtown workers returned to their desks

Traders on the Madrid Stock Exchange
Investors around the world - including these traders in Madrid - nervously awaited the return of the New York markets

The NYSE opening bell
Senator Hilary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill were among those attending the opening bell

A trader raises an American flag
The mood was sombre, with traders setting up American flags as a gesture of defiance

Two minutes' silence on the NYSE
The start of trading was delayed, as the market observed two minutes' silence

Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill cheers the opening
Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill was cheered by the rapid resumption of trading

The Sao Paulo stock exchange
Markets around the world surged as Wall Street performed better than some had feared

A NYSE trader
Once trading had begun share prices fell sharply - but not disastrously


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Dow Jones 11380.99 -119.7
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FTSE delayed by 15 mins, Dow and Nasdaq by 20 mins
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