The Boston Globe's "Images from the Recession" page features pictures from around the world showing the stark reality of the econopocalypse. Here's a storage yard filled with disused newspaper boxes and racks in San Francisco.
Update: Looks like I (and the Boston Globe) got this one wrong! From Nonprophetone in the comments, "San Francisco banned all individual news racks a few years ago and just got around to replacing them. That photo has nothing to do with the economy."
Scenes from the recession
(Image: AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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