The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread across the country and put income inequality on the political agenda. But the process of converting this expression of dissatisfaction into real policy changes is going to take a long time.
A woman who identified herself as "Marygoround" attempts to balance numerous hula hoops while others toss more at her during the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park, New York, in early October.
A large group of Occupy Wall Street protesters demonstrating against corporate greed and social inequality, among other grievances, attempt to cross the Brooklyn Bridge in New York on Oct. 1, effectively shutting down parts of the bridge.
Protesters march on Wall Street amid heavy police presence on Sept. 20 in Manhattan. The demonstrators, who have been camping overnight in nearby Zuccotti Park since Sept. 17, were surrounded by police officers around the clock.