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Occupy Wall Street Spreads Worldwide

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The Occupy Wall Street movement continues to grow and has now spread across the world, motivating thousands to voice their anger at financial and social inequality, and in some places merging with existing anti-government protests. On Saturday, a global "Day of Rage" was observed, and demonstrations took place in more than 80 countries around the world. Protesters took their messages and anger to the streets from Hong Kong to Fairbanks, from Miami to London, from Berlin to Sydney, and hundreds more cities large and small. The demonstrations were largely peaceful -- with the exception of some violent clashes in Rome. Collected here are some images from the past several days as the Occupy Wall Street message continues to resonate and grow. [50 photos]

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A participant protests with a mock 500 euro bill during a demonstration to support the "Occupy Wall Street" movement in Munich southern Germany, on October 15, 2011. Protestors gathered at many major European cities Saturday to join in demonstrations against corporate greed and inequality.(AP Photo/Joerg Koch)
A participant protests with a mock 500 euro bill during a demonstration to support the "Occupy Wall Street" movement in Munich southern Germany, on October 15, 2011. Protestors gathered at many major European cities Saturday to join in demonstrations against corporate greed and inequality.(AP Photo/Joerg Koch)
Protesters with the "Occupy Seattle" movement march, Saturday, October 15, 2011, near the Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) #
"Indignant" demonstrators stage a protest in front of the Stock Exchange in Brussels, on October 15, 2011. Demonstrators rallied on Saturday across the world to accuse bankers and politicians of wrecking economies. (Reuters/Sebastien Pirlet) #
An Occupy Tokyo protester wears a mask during a rally in Tokyo, on October 15, 2011. Protesters worldwide geared up for a cry of rage on Saturday against bankers, financiers and politicians they accuse of ruining global economies and condemning millions to poverty and hardship through greed. Galvanised by the past month's Occupy Wall Street movement, they plan to take to the streets from Sydney to Alaska via London, Frankfurt, Washington and New York. The characters on the mask, "99%", stemmed from the Occupy Wall Street movement, is a reference to the idea that the top 1 percent of Americans have too much. (Reuters/Issei Kato) #
Protesters shout slogans during the "Occupy Seoul" rally near the Seoul Plaza in central Seoul, on October 15, 2011. About 1,000 people rallied in the evening on Saturday in support of the worldwide cry of rage against bankers, financiers and politicians they accuse of ruining global economies and condemning millions to poverty and hardship through greed. (Reuters/Cho Sung-bong) #
People make their way along Cushman Street during the Occupy Fairbanks march through downtown Fairbanks, Alaska, on October 15, 2011. Hundreds of people turned out for the event to show their concern and disapproval for the government. (AP Photo / Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Eric Engman) #
Protesters clash with police in downtown Rome, Italy, on October 15, 2011. Protesters in Rome smashed shop windows and torched cars as violence broke out during a demonstration in the Italian capital, part of worldwide protests against corporate greed and austerity measures. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) #
Police fire tear gas in Rome, on October 15, 2011. Italian police fired tear gas and water cannons as protesters in Rome turned a demonstration against corporate greed into a riot Saturday, smashing shop and bank windows, torching cars and hurling bottles. The protest in the Italian capital was part of "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations against capitalism and austerity measures that went global Saturday, leading to dozens of marches and protests worldwide. (AP Photo/Angelo Carconi) #
A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask look on as a Carabinieri police vehicle burns during a demonstration by the "Indignant" group in Rome, on October 15, 2011. (Reuters/Stefano Rellandini) #
Protesters with the "Occupy Seattle" movement burn a Bank of America debit card as they protest, on October 15, 2011, in downtown Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) #
People sign a huge banner during the "Occupy DC" anti-corporations protest at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC, on October 10, 2011. A four-day protest in Washington to reclaim American politics for the people went into overtime, its participants vowing to stay put despite the expiry of their permit. The Stop the Machine occupation of Freedom Plaza is one of two ongoing protests in the capital, alongside the like-minded but more youthful Occupy DC sit-in, now in its 10th day. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images) #
Five-month-old Augustus Rutt, who is teething, chews on a sign during a Rally in support of Occupy Wall Street, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on October 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Sunday News, Justin David Graybill) #
Occupy Wall Street protesters spend the day marching from their base in Zuccotti Park in New York City, past several banks towards Washington Square before they head to Times Square for a rally on Saturday, October 15, 2011. (AP Photo/David Karp) #
Occupy Wall Street participants try to push trough police barricade as the authorities stop them to take their demonstration onto the street on Times Square in New York, on October 15, 2011. Thousands of demonstrators protesting corporate greed filled Times Square and some 15 demonstrators were handcuffed and loaded into a police van following confrontation with police. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images) #
Occupy Wall Street protesters shout slogans during a protest at Times Square in New York, on October 15, 2011. Thousands of anti-Wall Street protesters rallied in New York's Times Square on Saturday, buoyed by a global day of demonstrations in support of their monthlong campaign against corporate greed. (Reuters/Eduardo Munoz) #
New York City police officers arrest a man who was at a Citibank branch near Washington Square park where the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are holding a rally, on October 15, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) #
A demonstrator affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street carries a sign during a rally in New York's Times Square, on October 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) #
A demonstrator with her face painted with Puerto Rico's flag colors attends an Occupy Puerto Rico protest in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on October 15, 2011. The gathering in the capital of San Juan was one of dozens of global protests launched Saturday in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo) #
A demonstrator speaks as he holds a Puerto Rican flag during the Occupy Puerto Rico protest in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on October 15, 2011. About 200 people in Puerto Rico gathered in a financial district dubbed "The Golden Mile" to protest capitalism and government cuts as part of worldwide demonstrations. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo) #
Protesters display their banners as they march towards the U.S. embassy in solidarity with the U.S. protest dubbed "Occupy Wall Street", on October 15, 2011 in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Pat Roque) #
Thousands of protesters gather at the Vancouver Art Gallery as they participate in the Occupy Vancouver protest on October 15, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. An estimated 2,000 people participated in the Vancouver occupation. (Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images) #
San Diego police officers haul off Occupy San Diego protesters as they remove tents and structures from the Civic Center Plaza, on October 14, 2011, in San Diego. One man was arrested Friday as police officials removed the tents, where protesters have been camping out for days. (AP Photo/ Gregory Bull) #
A protester holds a placard during an anti-capitalist demonstration, in Paris, France, on October 15, 2011. The placard reads: " We are the 99 per cent, too big to fail". (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) #
In this photo taken Saturday, October 15, 2011, protesters take part in a march and rally at Michigan and Congress in Chicago, Illinois for the Global Day of Occupation. About 2,000 people participated Saturday in an Occupy Chicago demonstration, and about 500 pitched tents in Congress Plaza that evening. Chicago police say the protesters were told to remove their tents and leave the park when it closed at 11 p.m. When they refused, police began cutting down the tents and making arrests. (AP Photo/Chicago Sun-Times, Scott Stewart) #
A demonstrator dressed as Jesus Christ takes part in the Occupy London Stock Exchange demonstration in London, on October 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel) #
A woman speaks on her phone at the information point for demonstrators in front of St Paul's Cathedral on the third day of a protest to occupy the London Stock Exchange on October 17, 2011 in London, England. The demonstration, which is targeting corporate greed, stemmed from the "Occupy Wall Street" movement in New York, and has spread to the financial districts of cities around the world. Currently approximately 250 protesters in 100 tents are camped outside St Paul's Cathedral, which is adjacent to the Stock Exchange. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images) #
A businessman sticks his tongue out in jest as he walks past tents erected by protesters from the Occupy London Stock Exchange group, as they continue their demonstration that started on Saturday outside St Paul's Cathedral in London, on October 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) #
"Occupy Together" activists gather underneath the Monument of the Revolution in Mexico City, Mexico, on October 15, 2011. (Reuters/Claudia Daut) #
Swedish and international protesters hold banners as they take part in the "Occupy Stockholm" demonstration held at Sergels Torg in Stockholm, on October 15, 2011. Protesters launched worldwide street demonstrations on October 15 against corporate greed and biting cutbacks in a rolling action targeting 951 cities in 82 countries. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images) #
A bird flies above a bronze statue of a bull where protesters left Guy Fawkes masks during an "Occupy Hong Kong" rally outside the Hong Kong Exchange Square, on October 15, 2011. A group of people gathered in support of "Occupy Wall Street" and the Occupy Movement around the world. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) #
Protestors march through the streets of Berlin during a demonstration to support the "Occupy Wall Street" movement on Saturday, October 15, 2011. Protesters gathered at many major European cities Saturday to join in demonstrations against corruption, capitalism and austerity measures. (AP Photo/Maja Hitij) #
Berlin police officers carry a protester after a sit-in demonstrating against the influence of bankers and financiers in front of the Reichstag building on October 15, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Activists are demanding an end to the free-wheeling ways of global financial players whom they see as responsible for the current European and American economic woes. (Carsten Koall/Getty Images) #
Tourists in a cable car take photographs of Occupy San Francisco protesters during a demonstration along the streets of San Francisco, California, on October 15, 2011. (Reuters/Robert Galbraith) #
Tymaeus Yunker works on making tie dye shirts at Pioneer Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas, on October 13, 2011. Yunker, an Occupy Dallas activist, is part of the movement that came together following the Wall Street demonstrations. The local group which numbers in the 200 to 300 range has been based at the downtown park since last Thursday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) #
Occupy Tallahassee demonstrators listen to a speaker at the Florida Capitol, on October 14, 2011, in Tallahassee, Florida, Demonstrators plan to return Saturday in support of the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York. (AP Photo/Phil Sears) #
Addie Becker, right, cheers as demonstrators march through center city Philadelphia, on October 14, 2011, in the Occupy Philly protest. The encampment at City Hall is one of many being held across the country recently in support of the ongoing Occupy Wall Street demonstration in New York. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek) #
People participate in an Occupy Miami protest on October 15, 2011 in Miami, Florida. Inspired by the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests in New York City, an estimated 1,000 people showed up to participate in the Miami protest. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) #
Protesters gather in front of the Reserve Bank of Australia in central Sydney, Australia, Saturday, October 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) #
A Jordanian protester carrying a placard readin in English, "in Solidarity with 'Occupy Wall Street Movement'" stands outside the US embassy as members of the Communist Party gather at one of a number of protests around the world in Amman, Jordan, on October 15, 2011. The banner behind him, which is partially obscured, reads, "Jordanian Communist Party, capitalism is vicious and a known threat to humanity." (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon) #
A group of about 200 demonstrators take to the streets of downtown Phoenix, Arizona late Friday afternoon, October 14, 2011 as part of the "Occupy Phoenix" movement. (AP Photo/The Arizona Repubiic, Dave Seibert) #
Thousands of demonstrators gather at Madrid's landmark Puerta del Sol as part of the United for Global Change movement against banking and finance in Madrid October 15, 2011. Demonstrators rallied on Saturday across the world to accuse bankers and politicians of wrecking economies. (Reuters/Susana Vera) #
Protesters who sympathize with Occupy Wall Street gather at the state Capitol in Little Rock, Arkansas, on October 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) #
An activist holding a placard reading "I want a job!" takes part in a protest in front of the Taipei 101 building October 15, 2011. More than a hundred protesters gathered in front of Taiwan's landmark Taipei 101 building on Saturday in response to the global Occupy Together movement against unfair wealth distribution. (Reuters/Pichi Chuang) #
Rose Olsovsky of Richmond, Virginia, takes her message high above the crowd during the Occupy Richmond rally in Monroe Park in Richmond, Virginia, on October 15, 2011. (AP Photo/P. Kevin Morley,Richmond Times-Dispatch) #
Protesters march during a "March of the outraged" in Santiago, Chile, Saturday October 15, 2011. The gathering in the capital of Santiago was one of dozens of global protests launched Saturday in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. (AP Photo/Aliosha Marquez) #
People march towards the state Capitol during an Occupy Atlanta protest march on Saturday, October 15, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser) #
Participants hold placards to surround Taipei 101 during a protest named "Occupy Taipei" organized by Taiwanese net friends in Taipei, Taiwan, on October 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying) #
Occupy Los Angeles protesters march in the Protest Against Corporate Greed on their International Day of Action in Los Angeles, California, on October 15, 2011. Occupy LA is part of the Occupy Wall Street movement that began in New York last month with a few people and expanded to protest marches and camps across the US and abroad. (Reuters/David McNew) #
Protesters with Occupy Pittsburgh take part in a rally in Pittsburgh, on October 15, 2011. The demonstration is one of many being held across the country recently in support of the ongoing Occupy Wall Street demonstration in New York. (AP Photo/Don Wright) #
Betsy Skipp of Miami takes part in the Occupy Miami protest in Miami, Florida, October 15, 2011. (Reuters/Joe Skipper) #

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