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International Wall Street Downfall Cartoon Festival

With the intention of showing solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement, Iran has hosted the inaugural Wall Street Downfall Cartoon Festival, which comprised a competition to find what judges considered to be the most apposite depiction of the United States' financial hub. The event attracted entries from hundreds of illustrators from around the world. Here's a selection of the most successful submissions.

Iranian cartoonist Farhad Gharamaleki's entry took third prize.
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Iranian cartoonist Farhad Gharamaleki's entry took third prize.

Second prize went to Oleksiy Kustovsky from Ukraine.
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Second prize went to Oleksiy Kustovsky from Ukraine.

Iranian Mahmud Mohammad Tabrizi's winning entry has anti-Semitic overtones.
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Iranian Mahmud Mohammad Tabrizi's winning entry has anti-Semitic overtones.

A submission by Turkish cartoonist Ahmet Öztürklevent
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A submission by Turkish cartoonist Ahmet Öztürklevent

A submission from Vasily Aleksandrov (Russia)
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A submission from Vasily Aleksandrov (Russia)

Another Iranian entry from Mahdi Azizi
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Another Iranian entry from Mahdi Azizi

This effort is by Serbian illustrator Toso Borkovic.
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This effort is by Serbian illustrator Toso Borkovic.

A hard-hitting image by Mahdi Rozbahani (Iran)
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A hard-hitting image by Mahdi Rozbahani (Iran)

Another Iranian submission, this time from Mehdi Nemati
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Another Iranian submission, this time from Mehdi Nemati

Iranian illustrator Bahman Jalali Nokandeh submitted this effort.
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Iranian illustrator Bahman Jalali Nokandeh submitted this effort.

This Wall Street depiction was entered by Yuriy Kosobukin (Ukraine).
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This Wall Street depiction was entered by Yuriy Kosobukin (Ukraine).

Another Ukrainian entry from Aleksandr Dubovsky
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Another Ukrainian entry from Aleksandr Dubovsky

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