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WJLA, August 04, 2011

Wall Street plunges more than 500 points (Photos)

It wasn't pretty from the start and got uglier as the day went on. By the time the closing bell rang, the Dow Jones average had dropped by more than 500 points, one of the biggest single-day losses in Wall Street history.

Tumbling Numbers

A monitor displays Dow Jones Industrial Average as traders watch from their booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.