Critics of Germany's spending policy created effigies of Chancellor Angela Merkel (center) and other German leaders to stand near the chancellery in Berlin. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Kevin Hill, a San Diego landscape designer, was doing well financially before the downturn. Now, he says he feels "lost." John Ydstie/NPR hide caption

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People walk past the Bank of Greece headquarters in Athens. Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A supporter of French President-elect Francois Hollande wears a mask of outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy. Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People wait in a line at a job fair on April 10, 2012, in Gresham, Ore. Employment grew by 115,000 last month, but the unemployment rate dip was likely due to people leaving the workforce rather than people getting hired, analysts say. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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