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A year in the Occupy movement

It's the one-year anniversary of the Occupy movement, which started on Wall Street in New York and spread around the world. While the issues — economic, social, political, environmental, philosophical — that were raised a year ago remain real concerns, protesters now struggle to capture the public's imagination for their causes. A look back at Occupy in 25 photos:


A masked protestor participates in the Occupy Vancouver group assembly in Vancouver Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. A grassroots protest movement that began in the United States has crossed the border as Canadians across the country gathered to demonstrate against social inequality and corporate greed. (The Canadian Press/Geoff Howe)



A man scales the support cables above the pedestrian walkway as demonstrators affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement attempt to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on the motorway below on October 1, 2011 in New York City. The motorway portion of the bridge is not intended for pedestrians and as the marchers attempted to cross, they were stopped midway by police. Hundreds of protesters were arrested.  (Mario Tama/Getty Images)



Police arrest demonstrators after they attempted to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on the motorway on October 1, 2011 in New York City. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)



New York Police Department officers march in formation down a street during a march by Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in this November 17, 2011 in New York. (AFP/Getty Images/Stan Honda)



Police arrest demonstrators after they attempted to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on the motorway on October 1, 2011 New York City. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)



A man tackles a police officer during a march towards Wall Street in New York, on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011.  The official cleanup of a plaza in lower Manhattan where protesters have been camped out for a month was postponed early Friday, sending up cheers from a crowd that had scrambled to scrub the park on its own out of fear the effort was merely a pretext to evict them. (AP Photo/Andrew Burton)



Seattle activist Dorli Rainey, 84, reacts after being hit with pepper spray during an Occupy Seattle protest on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 at Westlake Park in Seattle. Protesters gathered in the intersection of 5th Avenue and Pine Street after marching from their camp at Seattle Central Community College. Many refused to move from the intersection after being ordered by police. Police then began spraying pepper spray into the gathered crowd hitting dozens of people. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)



Protester Chris Phillips is arrested by the NYPD as protesters take to Lower Manhattan to celebrate the first Anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement in Manhattan, New York on September 17, 2012. (Byron Smith/Zuma Press/MCT)



A Carabinieri (Italian paramilitary police), his face covered with blood, adjusts his helmet during clashes in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. Italian police fired tear gas and water cannons as protesters in Rome turned a demonstration against corporate greed into a riot Saturday, smashing shop and bank windows, torching cars and hurling bottles. (AP Photo/Angelo Carconi)



A man who identifed himself as Brendan Watts is seen with blood on his face while surrounded by three police officers in Zuccotti Park on November 17, 2011 in New York City. A fight broke out between protestors affiliated with Occupy Wall Street and police, in which Watts was injured. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)



Jeff Gregg wears a mask on the back of his head at the Occupy Portland camp, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)



Occupy Toronto protesters during a march on October 15, 2011, that started at King and Bay, marched up Bay and across Adelaide to St. James Park. (Keith Beaty/Toronto Star)



Mayor Rob Ford says Occupy Toronto participants in St. James Park will soon be issued notices to vacate by the city. He couldn't give a timeline for clearing them from the park but told reporters "it'll happen soon." This is the Occupy Toronto camp from a bird's eye view on Nov. 14 2011. (Vince Talotta/Toronto Star)



A protestor helps to remove the wooden beams from the roof of a yurt in the Occupy Toronto encampment in St. James Park. The camp was cleared Wednesday by Toronto municipal workers, backed up by Toronto Police Services. The majority of people in the Occupy movement vacated with only a few vowing to remain. (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star)



Occupy Oakland protester Scott Olsen, a former U.S. Marine and Iraq war veteran, lies on the street after being injured during a demonstration in Oakland, California October 25, 2011. Occupy Wall Street organizers said Olsen was hit in the head by a tear gas canister fired by police during a confrontation near downtown Oakland. A spokesman for Highland General Hospital confirmed that Olsen was being treated for injuries sustained during the protest and was listed in critical condition. He could not confirm whether Olsen had been struck by a tear gas canister. (Jay Finneburgh/Reuters)



UC Davis police Lieutenant John Pike pepper-sprays students during their sit-in at an "Occupy UCD" demonstration in Davis, California in this November 18, 2011 file photo. Pike is no longer on the force, a university spokeswoman said on August 1, 2012.  (Brian Nguyen/Reuters)



A protester is attented after she fell on the ground during an eviction process from the HSBC bank headquarters area in Hong Kong on September 11, 2012.  Hong Kong "Occupy" protesters scuffled with bailiffs who began evicting them from their camp outside the Asian headquarters of HSBC, the last outpost of the anti-capitalist movement in Asia. (AFP/Getty Images/Philippe Lopez)



A protester with 'Occupy Wall Street' rests on the ground during demonstrations on September 17, 2012 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)



An Occupy Wall Street protester asleep in Battery Park September 17, 2012 on the one year anniversary of the movement in New York. (AFP/Getty Images/Stan Honda)



Singer Kanye West visits demonstrators with 'Occupy Wall Street' on October 10, 2011 in New York. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)



Protestors affiliated with Occupy Wall Street are arrested by NYPD officers while attempting to form a "Peoples Wall" to block Wall Street on September 17, 2012 in New York City on the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)



An Occupy Wall Street activist looks out from under a bandage after being arrested during demonstrations on the one-year anniversary of the movement in New York, September 17, 2012. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)



Protesters relax on a sofa in the "Occupy" movement campsite area outside the HSBC bank headquarters in Hong Kong on August 27, 2012. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/GettyImages)



Austin Guest, an Occupy Wall Street protester, holds a demonstration inside the lobby of a JP Morgan building in New York's Financial District on the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York September 17, 2012. (Andrew Burton/Reuters)



A policeman stands guard near Occupy Wall Street activists who sprayed confetti while marching past the financial district in Lower Manhattan on the one-year anniversary of the movement in New York on September 17, 2012. (Adrees Latif/Reuters)




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