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    Occupy Wall St. Spreads to Britain

    Peace group protestors and members of Occupy Wall Street stage a demonstration to mark the 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan on Times Square in New York, October 7, 2011. The activists call for the end of US wars abroad to bring troops and money back to the US. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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    It was written off weeks ago, but now Occupy Wall Street has gone global. Occupy London is a small group that's been inspired by the American uprising, and the activists are planning to set up a tent city in London's financial district starting Oct. 15. “The Wall Street protests sort of inspired everything,” said Kai Wargalla, who co-created the Occupy London Facebook group. “It was just time to start here. We need people to step up and speak out.”

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