Egyptian traders take a break while trading is halted for 30 minutes on the Egyptian Exchange, after the benchmark index fell 5 percent, tracking a plunge in other world markets at the stock market, ... more 
Egyptian traders take a break while trading is halted for 30 minutes on the Egyptian Exchange, after the benchmark index fell 5 percent, tracking a plunge in other world markets at the stock market, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Aug.9, 2011. The Egyptian Exchange's benchmark index plunged, with investors taking their cues from other international markets taking a beating on fears that the downgrade in the U.S.'s credit rating could trigger a new global recession. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil) less 
1 / 1
Associated Press | Photo By Amr Nabil
Tue, Aug 9, 2011 9:04 AM EDT