Global downturn hits hard - pictures

They say a picture tells a thousand words. Here are just three powerful pictorial examples of the credit crunch closing in, in the United States.
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San Rafael Chevrolet Saab Hummer Hyundai closed its doors recently, leaving dozens of employees out of work. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images


In Newark, California, a sign informs readers that the Fremont Pontiac GMC dealership will never re-open. Photo: AP Photo/Paul Sakuma


At the Atlantic Marine Terminal at the port of Baltimore, Maryland, Dodge SUVs sit idle, unsold. More than 57,000 cars are currently sitting at the port, waiting for buyers. Maryland recently paid US$5.26 million for almost 10 hectares of additional car storage space near the port, freeing space for more cargo, as these cars just aren't moving. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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