In pictures: The stocks fall in facial expressions

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On Black Monday, China's all-important Shanghai Composite index fell 8.5% in its worst collapse since 2007, sending shockwaves around the world. Here is the story as told through the expressions and gestures of the traders and investors.

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image captionAn unusually high number of investors in China are amateur. A woman in Hangzhou reflected the general mood
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image captionThis man, sitting in a brokerage in Beijing, was visibly distraught - green means down on the Chinese market boards
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image captionA concerned glance up from one screen to another in Tokyo, Japan. Disbelief perhaps?
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image captionInvestors across the world had alarming news to wake up to - these men in Mumbai, India were closely watching the falling figures
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image captionA trader in Mumbai. China's dramatic drop is largely down to fears that the rate its economy is growing could be slowing more than thought
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image captionThe scene on the floor in Frankfurt
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image captionAcross the Atlantic, New York Stock Exchange traders had a busy day...
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image caption... and a frustrating one
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image captionBlack Monday in New York was a long, long day
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image captionThis trader found time to take some tension outside
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image captionIn Chicago, however...
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image captionThe anxiety was evident too