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Smurfs open the New York Stock Exchange

The Smurfs rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, but there was little humor to be found after the government reported that the economy was in worse shape than many had expected.

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Smurfette, Papa Smurf, and Clumsy Smurf, left to right, ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, July 29.

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The Smurfs pose for a portrait on the floor of New York Stock Exchange during morning trading.

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