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From the Allentown Morning Call:

unemploymentView full sizeAP File PhotoYvette Ward, who has been unemployed for two years, displays a sign earlier this month during a "Vigil for the Unemployed" at the Arch Street Methodist Church in Philadelphia. Unemployed people, the Philadelphia Unemployment Project and other organizations gathered to draw attention to federal unemployment benefits that are scheduled to expire Wednesday.

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

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Associated Press Frank Wallace who has been unemployed since May 2009 is seen during a rally organized by the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, in Philadelphia, Wednesday.

From the Honolulu Star Advertiser:

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Extended benefits for millions of people out of work are set to expire today. Here, Frank Wallace, who is unemployed, joins other jobless workers at a vigil sponsored by the Philadelphia Unemployment Project.

From the Seattle Times:
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Dana Bennett, who has been unemployed since October of 2009, attended a rally organized
by the Philadelphia Unemployment Project on June 23.

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:
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Among attendees at the vigil was Patricia McNamara, 61, of East Oak Lane, who was laid off 14
months ago and will soon lose her jobless benefits. "Congress needs to put politics aside
and do something," she said.
Photo: Ron Tarver

From Modesto (CA) Bee

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(Matt Rourke / The Associated Press) - In this photo taken Nov. 22, 2010, Frank Wallace, who is unemployed, displays a sign during a "Vigil for the Unemployed" at the Arch Street Methodist

 

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