Europe Wrestles With Debt Crisis


This image has been altered: camera was rotated during long time... News PhotoBusiness,Central Bank,Corporate Business,Currency,Diplomacy,Economy,Europe,European Central Bank,Finance,Frankfurt - Main,Germany,Government,Headquarters,Horizontal,PoliticsPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2011 Getty ImagesFRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 27: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been altered: camera was rotated during long time exposure.) The symbol of the European common currency, the Euro, stands past the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) on September 27, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Europe is continuing to wrestle with the ominous prospect of a Greek debt default that many fear could spread panic and push the already fragile economies of Italy, Portugal and Spain into a crisis that would rock the Eurozone and lead to global repercussions. On Thursday the Bundestag, under the urging of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, is expected to pass an increase in funding for the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), a measure many see as necessary for financial markets to regain confidence in the European banking system. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)