US Treasury Building in Washington DC

epa02859844 A general view of the US Treasury Building with a statue depicting the first US Treasury Secretary, Albert Gallatin, in Washington, DC, USA, 08 August 2011. Reports state that while stock markets have fallen, US Treasuries have risen after an initial decline, 08 August 2011, following Standard and Poor’s downgrade of the US credit rating for the first time in history. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS