Prime Minister Mario Monti has promised to crack down on tax evaders as part of reforms needed to convince markets that Italy can pay its debts. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

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Men look at a stock exchange board monitor outside a bank in Milan last week. The country's economic problems have been mounting steadily. Antonio Calanni/AP hide caption

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Occupy Wall Street participants demonstrate in front of the New York Stock Exchange in September. The group's press team says the point of the protests is to address the public and not CEOs, whose headquarters have left Wall Street.

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