That morning, as throngs of pink-slipped workers streamed out of Lehman's Times Square headquarters, dozens of television news crews stationed there captured the event. The images -- pinstriped bankers carrying their belongings in boxes -- became a visual shorthand for corporate comeuppance.
Today, five years after the fall, they are a subtle reminder of the risk and uncertainty that still weave through the global financial system. Five years ago there was nothing subtle about it.
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